Imperial City Link Mall Site Visit

Miri – 13 April 2013 – The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering of Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) recently organised visits to the Imperial City Link Mall at Miri. A total of 36 Civil and Construction Engineering students in their second, third and fourth years of study at Curtin Sarawak joined the visit. Students came to learn about construction of a link between a newly contructed shopping mall, Imperial City Mall, and an existing shopping mall and hotel, Imperial Hotel and Mall. The students learned about concrete casting and quality control and safety assurance on site. The students were accompanied by lecturer, Associate Professor Dr. Chua Han Bing. The Department of Civil and Construction Engineering regularly organises site visits for its students so that they can witness the practical and real-life applications of the theories and principles learned in their course. Student exposure to industry practice is also an integral aspect of the department. The Civil and Construction Engineering programme at Curtin Sarawak is a four-year honours programme fully accredited by the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and Engineers Australia (EAust), the governing professional engineering bodies of Malaysia and Australia. The programme has produced over 60 graduates since its inception and its graduates are highly sought after by engineering consultancies and companies in Malaysia and abroad.