Curtin Malaysia offering new courses, including cyber security

Lee (at the far end of the table, centre) in a group photo with the students and lecturers.

By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Jan 5: Students who are keen to pursue studies in cyber security, software engineering and construction management can now do them at Curtin Malaysia here.

These are the few new courses that have been approved, and Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Lee Kim Shin hoped “more (new courses) would be coming in” to enhance Curtin Malaysia’s development.

His optimism is based on the recent signing of a joint venture agreement (JVA) between Curtin Malaysia and Curtin University, Western Australia, on Dec 20 last year for a further 20-year partnership.

“The renewal (JVA) follows on our success for the last 20 years. We have benefitted a lot from our counterpart (Curtin Australia) not only in providing tertiary study but in many other aspects,” said Lee when met at a luncheon held at Piasau Boat Club here this afternoon for 19 architecture and construction management students from Curtin University, Perth, and four of its staff.

This group of first and third-year students is the third batch from Curtin University, Perth. They are on a study tour to Miri and the state, in general. Tomorrow, they will proceed to Long Pilah in Baram for a two-day visit before flying to Kuching.

In his welcoming speech, Lee briefed the visitors on Sarawak and its people. He believed the study tour would expose the students and lecturers to the cultures and traditions of the state.

“Through this trip,  they will have a better understanding about the local community and our diverse cultures, apart from our unique building architecture,” said Lee. — DayakDaily