Curtin University adds eight new courses
Posted By rajlira On 24th January 2008 @ 10:00 In Local
MIRI: Curtin Sarawak Campus, the first international university in Sarawak, has added eight new courses starting this year.
The university, which commenced courses in 1999, now has on offer about 40 courses. The School of Business is offering six courses on various specialisations, out of the eight new courses.
“For the first time, accounting (single major) is introduced in Curtin Sarawak Campus. There is greater demand for this course in Malaysia and it is recognised by the Certified Public Accountant (CPA),” said Business Information System lecturer Anita Johari.
She said this at a press conference held at Imperial Hotel yesterday. Also present were the Pre-University Studies director Bibi Aminah, marketing manager Liew Mei Yin and the Public Relations officer Michelle Mok.
Anita said the other five new courses offered by the School of Business were International Business and Business Information Systems double major, Entrepreneurship and Marketing double major, Management and Business Information Systems double major, Accounting and Entrepreneurship double major and Bachelor of Business Administration.
Parents had requested the university to offer Accounting and Entrepreneurship double major because they wanted their children to manage their family businesses in the future, she said.
The other two new courses are Mechatronic Engineering and Diploma in Process Plant Technology.
The Diploma in Process Plant Technology has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work in a process plant facility through a balanced programme of practical, technical and theoretical training relevant to a plant operator in the chemical and oil refinery or distribution industry.
The Diploma in Process Plant Technology started last year, said Bibi, pointing out that it was the industry that approached the university to conduct the programme.
“We are here to fulfil the needs of industries. If there are other industries that want us to conduct courses, they can approach the university, perhaps, Early Learning Education. We want to create programmes that are marketable,” said Bibi.
The two oil and gas firms, namely Murphy Oil and Nippon Oil, sponsor the majority of the students taking this diploma course.
Those who are interested can log on to http://www.curtin.edu.my for more details or enquiry through firstname.lastname@example.org or call 085-443939.
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