Professors Leunig, Giridharan and Thuy with Faculty of Engineering & Science students and staff.

MIRI: Some150 Engineering and Science students of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) recently participated in a virtual pre-graduation gathering.

The occasion marked the close of their final semester and undergraduate studies at the campus.

Meanwhile, another 110 graduating students from the Faculty of Business and Faculty of Humanities participated in a similar event the following day.

Such events are usually physical events held on campus, but given the current restrictions due to Covid-19, these latest gatherings had to be held online for the second time this year.

Professor Andreas Zins addresses the students.

However, that hardly diminished the significance of the events, nor did it affect the participation of all the graduating students, senior management, and academic staff of all three faculties.

As the students had spent their final semester attending classes, tutorials and examinations online, except for short periods on-campus for some to complete their final-year projects, having to attend their pre-graduation event remotely too came hardly as a surprise.

The Faculty of Engineering and Science event saw the participation of students from its departments of Chemical Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, Electrical and Communication Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Applied Geology, and Computer Systems and Networking.

Also participating were Curtin Malaysia’s pro vice-chancellor Professor Simon Leunig, deputy pro vice-chancellor Professor Beena Giridharan, dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science Professor Vu Tuong Thuy, and heads and academic staff of the various departments.

Meanwhile, the combined Faculty of Business and Faculty of Humanities webinar was attended by students from the Faculty of Business’ departments of Accounting, Finance and Banking, Marketing, and Management, and from the Faculty of Humanities’ department of Media and Communication.

On hand to welcome and congratulate the students was dean of the Faculty of Business, Professor Andreas Zins, as well as department heads and teaching staff of both faculties.

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