Curtin’s strong performance in subject ranking demonstrates excellence in teaching, research and graduate outcomes

Miri – 8 March 2018 – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia), Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia, lauds Curtin’s continued strong performance in the 2018 QS World University Ranking by Subject, placing second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering and improving its rank for Earth and Marine Sciences to 42nd in the world.

“This is a testament to all Curtin staff, students and alumni who have contributed greatly to the University and is demonstrated in our excellence in teaching, research and graduate outcomes, both at the main campus and here at Curtin Malaysia,” commented Curtin Malaysia’s Pro Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive, Professor Jim Mienczakowski.

Professor Mienczakowski said that, as the most highly-ranked institution in private education in Borneo, and as part of a global university ranked amongst the leading one percent of universities worldwide, Curtin Malaysia is committed to providing students not only a world-class Australian education, but also ensuring that they graduate as high-achieving Curtin graduates, with the industry-informed knowledge and skills vital to achieving their career ambitions.

Curtin has been ranked in 27 out of 48 subjects globally in the latest ranking release, including two subjects in the top 50 and eight in the top 100 worldwide. This is a significant and leading achievement for the University and its graduates whose employability will be strongly enhanced by Curtin’s global academic reputation.

They include Top 100 for Chemical Engineering and Civil & Structural Engineering; Top 150 for Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Accounting & Finance, and Business & Management Studies; Top 200 for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering, Environmental Sciences and Communication & Media Studies; and Top 250 for Computer Science & Information Systems.

Moreover, Curtin has been recognised for global excellence in five broad subject areas, including being ranked as number 152 worldwide for Engineering & Technology, 154 for Social Sciences & Management, 204 for Natural Sciences, 281 for Arts & Humanities, and 330 for Life Sciences & Medicine.

“As we offer exactly the same courses as our main campus, Curtin’s outstanding subject rankings, coupled with professional accreditation, contribute greatly to the reputation and strengths of our courses. It will certainly help potential students and parents to inform decision-making, especially during this current semester intake,” Professor Mienczakowski remarked.

He added that a university’s high ranking and strong global reputation is also of significant and increasing importance to employers as they seek the best graduates. The global rankings are the benchmark of quality and high educational standards, and act as an assurance of quality, credibility and competence for employers engaging graduates in well-paid professional positions.

“At Curtin Malaysia, we are offering our graduates globally-recognised qualifications that will propel them towards high levels of graduate employability into the foreseeable future,” said Professor Mienczakowski.

Curtin University appears in more than 30 ranking publications and is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly-regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2017 and rose to 262nd position globally in the 2017-18 QS World University Rankings.

In the global subject rankings, it also ranks in 21 subjects in the ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects released for 2017 and is placed in the top 100 in the world in five subjects, including 19th for Mining and Mineral Engineering and 45th for Chemical Engineering. ShanghaiRanking Consultancy is the same group that publishes the ARWU.

Curtin was also awarded five stars overall in the 2017 QS Stars University Ratings, receiving 5 Stars for the categories of Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation and Inclusiveness, and 5 Stars for Engineering – Mineral & Mining. It was awarded 4 Stars for Research, an increase from 3 Stars in 2016.

Enrolment for Curtin Malaysia’s first semester foundation and degree intake is in progress and potential students can enquire or apply via its website at, call +60 85 630 000, or email

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Curtin’s outstanding subject rankings contribute to the reputation and strengths of courses at Curtin Malaysia, says Professor Mienczakowski.

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