Undergraduate Admission Requirements

For Malaysian Students

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Qualification

Minimum Entry Requirements

STPM

*Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) (Malay medium) – A minimum of 5 points obtained from at least two but no more than three Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) subjects and fulfil English Entry Requirement;

points calculated as follows:

A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1

A Level *A minimum of 5 points obtained from two or three Advanced Level subjects; OR two Advanced level subjects and a maximum of two Advanced Subsidiary Levels (AS) are required and fulfill English Entry Requirement; Points calculated as follows:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards:A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1.Grades awarded up to 2009:A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010);
UEC *Completion of the Malaysian Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) (Senior Middle Level) with 15 points aggregated from the best five academic subjects and fulfil English Entry Requirement (Chinese, Malay and English subjects are excluded in the calculation of aggregate points). Points calculated as follows:
A1 = 8, A2 = 7, B3 =6, B4 =5, B5 =4, B6 =3, C7 =0, C8 =0
Foundation *Completion of recognized Foundation program
Diploma

Completion of recognized Diploma program with CGPA 2.0

Bachelor of Commerce courses with Accounting major requires CGPA 2.5

Matriculation Completion with CGPA 2.5

*Minimum entry requirement as stated in the Indicative Cut –off Score

Any other qualification will be considered on a case-to-case basis.

Courses with subject pre-requisites also require specific grades or scores in individual subjects.

The entry requirements above serve as a guideline and subject to change.

Note: Students with other qualification should contact Curtin Malaysia for further details.

 

Indicative Cut-Off Scores

Updated 13 November 2020
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Cut-off scores key:

GCE : General Certificate of Education

STPM :
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia

IB :
International Baccalaureate

ATAR :
Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation

Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE:
Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010)

Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1

UEC Points Aggregate Grades Conversion: A1=8, A2=7, B3=6, B4=5, B5=4, B6=3, C7=0, C8=0, F9=0

Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.

*The entry requirements above serve as a guideline and subject to change.

 


For International Students

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PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a minimum Grade Point average of 4.0 (70 -79%) Separate evidence of English competence
Engineering Bangladesh Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) with a minimum Grade Point average of 4.8 (80% above) for Engineering program (Maths, Physics & Chemistry at least 50%) English O Level
  Complete Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Business Administration, Business Information Systems or Computer Science at Perdana College of Malaysia, Bangladesh Separate evidence of English competence
  Completion of the Pre-University Program at Perdana College of Malaysia, Bangladesh
  Successful completion a three-year Diploma in Engineering
  Diploma of Associate in Engineering at a Polytechnic Institute
  Successful completion of the first year of a three or four year full-time Bachelor degree with grades above 50%
  Successful completion of a two year full-time Bachelor degree (Pass) from a recognized higher education institution awarded prior to 2003
  Successful completion of the first year of a four year Bachelor degree in a professional field (i.e. nursing, engineering, agriculture and veterinary science)
 

Successful completion of a four year full-time Bachelor degree awarded by one of the following Section 2 tertiary institutions is consider comparable to an Australian Bachelor degree level at these institutions:

1. Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST)
2. American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB)
3. Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP)
4. BRAC University (BRACU)
5. Daffodil International University (DIU)
6. East West University (EWU)
7. Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB)
8. Islamic University of Technology (IUT)
9. Khulna University
10. North South University (NSU)
11. Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)
12. Stamford University (SU)
13. United International University (UIU)
14. University of Development Alternative (UODA)
15. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)
16. University of the Asia Pacific (UAP)
17. University of Science and Technology, Chittagong (USTC)

PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT
Business / Commerce / Science 3Cs in GCE / IGCSE O Level and 2 passes (min 5 points) in GCE A Level.
Points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
Engineering 3Cs in GCE / IGCSE O Level and 2 passes (min 8 points) in GCE A Level.
Points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Business / Commerce / Science Three General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘Ordinary’ level passes and two ‘Advanced’ level passes (min of 5 points), including Grade C or better in ‘O’ level English, or English Literature, (points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1) English O Level / A Level
Engineering Three General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘Ordinary’ level passes and two ‘Advanced’ level passes (min of 8 points), including Grade C or better in ‘O’ level English, or English Literature, (points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)
Completion of a City and Guilds of London Institute Part III Technician Certificate, Full Technological Certificate or Higher Technician Diploma Separate evidence of English competence
  Successful completion of one year full-time study of a Bachelor degree at one of the following:- • University of Ghana • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology • University of Cape Coast
  Successful completion of the two years full-time study of a four-year Bachelor degree at other recognized institutions
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT ENGLISH REQUIREMENT
Business / Commerce / Science Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) with a grade average of min 60% from the best 4 subjects & at least 60% in English NA
All India Senior School Certificate by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with a grade average of 60% in the best four subjects & at least 60% in English
Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC; Standard Year 12 Qualification) awarded by one of the recognized Higher Secondary Education Boards in India with a grade average of 65% in the best 5 subjects Separate evidence of English competence
Higher Secondary Vocational Examination Certificate (HSVEC; Standard Year 12 Qualification) awarded by one of the recognized Higher Secondary Education Boards in India with a grade average of 70% in the best 5 subjects Separate evidence of English competence
Engineering Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) with a grade average of min 70% from the best 4 subjects & at least 60% in English (obtain grade 5 or 50% in Maths, Chemistry and Physics) NA
All India Senior School Certificate by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) with a grade average of 70% in the best four subjects & at least 60% in English (obtain 50% in Maths, Chemistry and Physics)
Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC; Standard Year 12 Qualification) awarded by one of the recognized Higher Secondary Education Boards in India with a grade average of 71% in the best 5 subjects, and obtain 65% in Maths, Chemistry & Physics Separate evidence of English competence
  Completion of a three year fulltime Diploma from a recognized institution
  Complete one year full-time of a three year Bachelor degree from a recognized tertiary institution
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Degree Complete Ijazah Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) (Certificate of Completion from Academic Senior Secondary School) with an overall average grade of at least 80%, with evidence of passing the Ujian Nasional (National Examinations) Separate evidence of English competence
Complete Diploma II, Diploma III or Diploma IV at a recognized institution
Complete first year of a Bachelor degree (Sarjana/S1) at a recognized institution
Complete two years of a Bachelor degree (Sarjana/S1) at a recognized institution
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Degree Successful completion of one year of a four years full-time Bakalavr at a State institution or fully accredited private institution Separate evidence of English competence
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science Completion of a two year full-time Diploma at one of the National polytechnic institutions Grade C or better in English subject from the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) or other equivalent English competence
Engineering Completion of a two year full-time Diploma at one of the National polytechnic institutions
  Completion of a three year full-time Diploma at one of the recognized technical training institutions
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Degree Successful completion of one year of a four years full-time Bakalavr at a State institution or fully accredited private institution Separate evidence of English competence
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science Successful completion of two years full-time study of a three years Bachelor degree (in in arts, economics, commerce and management, foreign languages, and science (including computer science)) Separate evidence of English competence
Engineering Successful completion of one year full-time study of a four years Bachelor degree (in community health, education, law, nursing, paramedical sciences, pharmacy, technology (including computer technology and nautical technology))
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI & XII) awarded by the National Examination Board with min 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA out of 4.0) Separate evidence of English competence
Engineering Completion of the School Leaving Certificate Examination (Grade XI & XII) awarded by the National Examination Board with min 3.5 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA out of 4.0) and Grade B in Maths, and Chemistry or Biology
  Complete 1 year full-time study of a 4 years Bachelor from a recognized higher education institution
Complete 2 years full-time study of a 3 years Bachelor from a recognized higher education institution
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science 3Cs in GCE / IGCSE O Level and 2 passes (min 5 points) in GCE A Level.
Points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
English C in O Level / grade C6 West African Senior School Certificate (WASSC) / Senior School Certificate awarded by the National Examinations Council (NECO) or Separate evidence of English competence
Engineering 3Cs in GCE / IGCSE O Level and 2 passes (min 8 points) in GCE A Level.
Points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1
  Successful completion of a two years National Diploma or Higher National Diploma awarded by an institution accredited by NBTE
Successful completion of one year full-time study of a Bachelor degree at a Section 1 higher education institution listed on AEI CEP,
Successful completion of two years full-time study of a Bachelor degree at a Section 2 higher education institution listed on AEI CEP
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce Completed the Pakistan Higher Secondary Certificate /Intermediate certificate, with at least average of 75% (825 marks out of 1100) Separate evidence of English competence
  Complete one year full-time study of a three years Bachelor degree with grade point 3.0 out of 4.0 (B or Good) at a Section 1 or Section 2 Higher Education institution listed on AEI CEP
Complete one year full-time study (31 out of 124 credits) of a four years Bachelor degree at a Section 1 or Section 2 Higher Education institution listed on AEI CEP
Complete two years or three years Bachelor degree at a Section 3 Higher Education institution listed on AEI CEP
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Degree Philippines High School Diploma (Grade 12) (Academic track) with a final result of 80%, and a Total score (sum of two sections) of at least 1000 (for Business & Commerce programs) or 1100 (for Engineering programs) out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, with a minimum score of 400 in each section: Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section; Math Section. Separate evidence of English competence
Complete first year of a four year full-time Bachelor degree at one of the Section 1 Higher Education institutions listed on AEI CEP.
Complete first year of a four year full-time Bachelor degree with at least an average grade between 1.00 and 2.00 (or between A and B, or more than 85%) at one of the Section 2 Higher Education institutions listed on AEI CEP.
Complete two years of a four year full-time Bachelor degree with an average grade between 2.00 and 3.00 (or below B, or below 85%) at one of the Section 2 Higher Education institutions listed on AEI CEP.
Complete first year of a five year full-time Bachelor degree in Engineering, Architecture or Occupational Therapy at a recognized tertiary institution.
Complete four year full-time Bachelor degree at one of the Section 3 Higher Education institutions listed on AEI CEP.  
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science GCE A-Levels (Sri Lanka) 5 points from the best three subjects (excluding General English) and Grade C in Sri Lankan GCE O level English, or A Level English
Points calculation: A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1
English O Level / A Level
Engineering GCE A-Levels (Sri Lanka) 8.5 points from the best three subjects (excluding General English) and Grade C in Sri Lankan GCE O level English, or A Level English
Points calculation: A=5, B=4, C=3, S=1
*Minimum Grade S in Applied Maths, Pure Maths, or Combined Maths, Chemistry and Physics
  Complete Foundation certificate programs at Sri Lankan Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) as entry pathway to the relevant 1st year degree course:-
1) Foundation Certificate in Information Technology:
For Computer Systems and Networking & Computing
2) Foundation Certificate (Engineering):
Mechanical, Civil and Construction, Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
3) Foundation Certificate (Business): 70 ATAR score
Separate evidence of English competence
  Complete one year full-time study of a Bachelor degree at a recognized university
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science Successful completion of the Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education (Matayom 6) with GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 Separate evidence of English competence
Engineering Successful completion of one year full-time study of a four years Bachelor degree at one of the Section 1 Higher Education institutions listed on AEI CEP
  Successful completion of one year full-time study of a four years Bachelor degree with at least Grade of 3.0 (or Good or Grade B) out of 4.0 at one of the Section 2 Higher Education institutions listed on AEI CEP
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required NA
Before 2016 – United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with an average grade of B or better in year 12 and a combined score of at least 1500 out of 2400 in the Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing sections in the SAT Reasoning Test from the same sitting, with a minimum of 460 in each section
United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a composite score of 21 or better in the American College Test (ACT).
A United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma Grade point score of 6 from a min of 2 but a max of 4 College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Min grade 3 or higher in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition.
Engineering United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1100 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. NA
Before 2016 – United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with an average grade of B or better in year 12 and a combined score of at least 1800 out of 2400 in the Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing sections in the SAT Reasoning Test from the same sitting, with a minimum of 460 in each section
United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a composite score of 23 or better in the American College Test (ACT).
A United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma Grade point score of 8.5 from a min of 2 but a max of 4 College Board Advanced Placement (AP) examinations. Min grade 3 or higher in English Language and Composition or English Literature and Composition.
Successful completion of a two year full-time Associate degree at a regionally accredited institution NA
Successful completion of first year full-time study of a four years Bachelor degree at a regionally accredited or nationally accredited institution
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Degree Successful completion of one year of a four years full-time Bakalavr at a State institution or fully accredited private institution Separate evidence of English competence
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science Vietnamese High School Graduation Diploma with at least final GPA of 7.5 out of 10 in Grade 12 school report from one of the approved gifted high schools Separate evidence of English competence
Engineering Vietnamese High School Graduation Diploma with at least final GPA of 8.0 out of 10 in Grade 12 school report from one of the approved gifted high schools
  Completion of the Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with at least 8.00 in the score for graduation evaluation The Provisional High School Graduation Certificate is required for assessment as the “Score for graduation evaluation” is only stated in this document, the final Diploma certificate does not provide any result/scores
Successful completion of Bang Tot Nghiep Cao dang (Junior College Graduation Diploma) at a recognized junior college, which the course duration is at least two years full-time and mode of study is Chinh quy (Regular mode)
Successful completion of successful completion of Bang Tot Nghiep Cao dang (Junior College Graduation Diploma) at a recognized junior college, which the mode of study is Tai quy (In-service) and completed at least 180 credits
Successful completion of one year full-time study of a four years Bachelor degree at a recognized tertiary institution

PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science Three General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘Ordinary’ level passes and two ‘Advanced’ level passes (min of 5 points), including Grade C or better in ‘O’ level English, or English Literature, (points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1) English O Level / A Level
Engineering Three General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘Ordinary’ level passes and two ‘Advanced’ level passes (min of 8 points), including Grade C or better in ‘O’ level English, or English Literature, (points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)
  Successful completion of the first year of a four years full-time Bachelor degree at a Section 1 Higher Education institutions listed on AEI CEP Separate evidence of English competence
PROGRAM ENTRY REQUIREMENT

ENGLISH REQUIREMENT

Business / Commerce / Science Three General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘Ordinary’ level passes and two ‘Advanced’ level passes (min of 5 points), including Grade C or better in ‘O’ level English, or English Literature, (points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1) English O Level / A Level
Engineering Three General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘Ordinary’ level passes and two ‘Advanced’ level passes (min of 8 points), including Grade C or better in ‘O’ level English, or English Literature, (points calculation: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)
  Successful completion of the first year of a four years full-time Bachelor degree at a Section 1 Higher Education institutions listed on AEI CEP Separate evidence of English competence

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