Over 600 to graduate at Curtin Sarawak’s graduation ceremony this April

MIRI: Over 600 students of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) are set to graduate during the university’s annual graduation ceremony this 18 April 2015.


File pic_Curtin Sarawak graduation ceremonies on 18 April


The ceremony will be held at 10 am in the university’s Recreation and Event Centre.

275 undergraduate students of the Faculty of Business and Humanities will graduate from the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Commerce programmes, and 27 postgraduate students from the Master of Accounting, Master of Science (Project Management) and Graduate Certificate in Project Management programmes.

Meanwhile, the Faculty of Engineering and Science will see 225 undergraduate students graduate from the Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) and Bachelor of Technology (Computer Systems and Networking) programmes, and eight postgraduate students from its Master of Philosophy (majoring in Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programmes.

Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu Anak Numpang is expected to represent Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem at the ceremony.

A delegation from Curtin University in Perth headed by Acting Chancellor Sue Wilson and Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry will also be attending, as will Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam, chair of the Curtin Sarawak Council; Assistant Minister of Sports and Assistant Minister of Communication and chair of Curtin Sarawak’s Management Board, Datuk Lee Kim Shin; and Curtin (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd chairman Datuk Dr Hatta Solhi.

As Curtin Sarawak is Curtin University’s largest international campus, offering Curtin degree programmes identical to those at its parent campus, degrees earned at the campus Sarawak are awarded by Curtin University. There is no difference in the quality of the degrees, their value in the market place, or in their appearance.

Curtin Sarawak further provides an undifferentiated Curtin student learning experience utilising the latest learning technologies coupled with strong student learning support mechanisms. Consequently, it is possible for students of Curtin Sarawak to transfer directly to the Perth Campus to complete their studies and graduate there if they choose to do so.

A separate graduation ceremony for students in the diploma programmes will be held at the same venue at 3 pm. A total of 103 students will graduate from the Diploma of Business, Diploma of Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Diploma of Occupational Health and Safety, and Diploma of Process Plant Technology programmes, which are offered in collaboration with Australia’s Federation Training.

This will be followed by an Award & Scholarship Dinner at the Miri Marriott Resort & Spa at 6.30 pm in the evening.

The dinner will see students of the university being recognised for academic excellence, outstanding extracurricular activities and community service contributions. Scholarships from Curtin and its industry partners, as well as individual donors, will also be presented to deserving students.

For more information on Curtin Sarawak, visit its website at www.curtin.edu.my, its Facebook page (SarawakMalaysia), Twitter profile (curtinsarawak), YouTube channel (CurtinUniSarawak), or Instagram (curtinsarawak).

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