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Curtin University, Malaysia

Lutong, Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Ranked 84 THE Young University Rankings 2017
  • Ranked 5 SETARA 2017
  • Ranked 5 D-SETARA, Engineering
  • Ranked 262 QS World University Rankings 2018
  • Ranked 200 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  • Ranked 5 QS Stars University Ratings
  • Ranked 27 QSWUR Top 50 Under 50 Rankings
  • Ranked 26 THEWUR 200 Most International Universities
Campus setting Suburban
Living cost US$ 240 per month
Student population Medium
International students 20%
Institution type Private

About Curtin University, Malaysia

Curtin University, Malaysia is the first offshore campus and largest international campus of Curtin University, Western Australia (Curtin Perth). It is also the first foreign university campus to be established in East Malaysia in 1999 and currently among the top-rated universities in Malaysia under the Malaysian SETARA and D-SETARA rating systems.

Curtin University, Malaysia is located in a region of Sarawak famed for its natural wonders, rich cultural heritage and biodiversity, oil and gas industry, and emerging processing and manufacturing industries. With students from more than 40 countries, Curtin Sarawak offer students a truly international and cross-cultural learning environment in a unique Malaysian setting which adds rich and valuable dimension to the campus atmosphere. 

A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering, science, commerce and arts is offered, in addition to courses at pre-university level that feed directly into undergraduate programmes. These programmes equip graduates with essential skills through exposure to industry and business, as well as research, which focuses on solving real world problems. This combination enables graduates to be effective in the workplace upon graduation.

Campus information

Curtin Malaysia was the first foreign university campus to be established in East Malaysia (in 1999) and is currently among the top-rated tertiary institutions in Malaysia under the country’s SETARA and D-SETARA rating systems, as well as one of a select number of self-accrediting universities in the country.

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.




The university provides in and off campus accommodation to the students. Lakeside Apartments is located in the campus; Curtin Villa, Curtin Water 1 & 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 info, please visit:

Why Study at Curtin University, Malaysia?

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.

Enriching Our Courses

Our undergraduate degrees are even more flexible. You will have the freedom to follow your interests as you learn more about your field before choosing a major that suits your career goals.

International Opportunities

With seven campuses across the Asia-Pacific region, Curtin gives you all the benefits of a truly international university. When you graduate, you'll have a degree that is recognised in more places around the world and be able to complete further study at either campus to enhance your career prospects.

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 32

Accounting and Finance 8 Applied and Pure Sciences 3 Architecture, Building & Planning 1 Business and Management 11 Computer Science and IT 2 Engineering 8 English Language 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 4



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