Curtin Micro-Credential

What is Curtin Micro-Credential?

Curtin Micro-Credential program is created for students, graduates and professionals who recognise that the global workplace is changing, and would like to upskill, cross-skill, and reskill to adapt for changing market needs. We are providing learners with a selection of courses in valuable and desirable learning areas.

Why Curtin Micro-Credential?

If you intend to acquire on-demand knowledge and skills for personal or professional development, but do not plan to undertake formal learning and view formal learning as too expensive or time consuming, then Curtin Micro-Credential gives you access and choice to an array of courses which are highly sought after in the market place within a stackable credential ecosystem. The program offers you high quality and structured learning that fits into your busy personal and professional lives.


How it works?
Participants will attend lectures and tutorials for their selected course with other Curtin students. They can choose to do the course online or in physical class, and must follow the entire course with the following options:

i. Submit and pass course assessments which lead to the award of credit. Each Curtin Micro-Credential carries 25 or 12.5 academic credits, allows learners to stack credential into a formal degree program or remain as a standalone credential. Upon successful completion and passing of course assessments, participants will be awarded a credential statement accompanied with a Certificate of Achievement to showcase their academic accomplishments.

Course Pre-requisite:

(I) High School/Pre-U/Diploma graduate, or has relevant working experience; plus English proficiency and computing skills;
(II) those without tertiary education experience are advisable to do a short course on ‘Tertiary Study Skills’ before enrolling for a Curtin Micro-Credential.

ii. Without assessment and no credit award. Participants may choose to do a course without attempting assessment. They will be given a Certificate of Completion by Curtin Malaysia.

 


Curtin Micro-Credentials Courses

The Curtin Micro-Credential program is open to all domestic and international participants. The following courses are being offered in Semester 1, 2023, commencing on 27 February and ending 26 May, 2023.

Interested? Find out here on how to register.

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No. Course Title Course Learning Outcome Assessment Mode Duration Fee (RM)
1. Micro-Credential in Introduction to Petroleum Engineering (PEEN1000)

12.5 credits

  • Explain basic terminology related to petroleum exploration and production (E&P) processes including use of technology and role of various professionals involved in E&P business
  • Illustrate principles and mechanisms of some of the key areas of petroleum engineering such as reservoir engineering, and petroleum production engineering
  • Calculate and solve representative problems related to reservoir rock and fluid properties, and petroleum production
  • Analyse various data or information obtained from a range of sources
  • Integrate, synthesise and communicate knowledge and/or findings from review studies in specified areas
Project and Exam 3 hours x 12 weeks 1299
2. Micro-Credential in Process Principles (CHEN2000)

25 credits

  • Draw and annotate chemical process flow sheets using internationally acceptable symbols
  • Perform chemical process calculations using different systems of units
  • Systematically construct and solve material and energy balances for chemical processes
  • Practice and explain strategies for effective team formation and communication
Project, Test and Exam 5 hours x 12 weeks 2598
3. Micro-Credential in Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering (PEEN3001)

25 credits

  • Evaluate material balance and PVT issues to optimise field production
  • Determine which reservoir information is useful for field description and how it relates to production and reserve estimates
  • Use principles of flow knowledge of reservoir properties and software to allow correct field reservoir description to others
  • Evaluate alternative ways of development to explain enhanced production optimisation methods to others with regards to sociocultural and global issues
Report, Test and Exam 5 hours x 12 weeks 2598
4. Micro-Credential in Numerical Reservoir Simulation (PEEN4004)

25 credits

  • Understand the concept of reservoir simulation, and explain fluid flow mechanism in petroleum reservoirs
  • Examine which reservoir data can be used to best describe and simulate reservoirs
  • Analyse production history data to optimise reservoir performance by numerical simulation
  • Select and use appropriate reservoir simulation software to analyse reservoir production issues; and predict future performance
Test, Case Study and Exam 5 hours x 12 weeks 2598
5. Micro-Credential in Fundamental Concepts of Cryptography (ISEC2000)

25 credits

Entry Requirement: must know at least one of these programming languages (C, Java or Python)

  • Examine and apply information theoretic approaches (such as the one-time pads) with a focus on the limitations of these approaches
  • Analyse fundamental number theory algorithms and theorems
  • Assess computational hardness with a focus on one-way and trapdoor permutations
  • Evaluate and design public and private encryption schemes
  • Analyse and assess message authentication and digital signature approaches
Assignments and Exam 3 hours x 12 weeks 2473
6. Micro-Credential in Unix and C Programming (COMP1000)

25 credits

  • Implement algorithms in the C programming language
  • Write and interpret standard C pointer expressions
  • Implement C code which dynamically allocates/deallocates memory
  • Employ standard Unix/C tools to diagnose problem faults
  • Employ standard Unix/C tools to build software
Assignments
and Exam
5 hours x 12 weeks 2473
7. Micro-Credential in Introduction to Software Engineering (ISAD1000)

25 credits

  • Apply software planning and estimation techniques appropriately
  • Specify appropriate functional and non-functional requirements
  • Design and implement test code using black-box and white-box methods
  • Inspect code for faults and quality issues, and propose solutions
  • Use version-control systems to manage code repositories and revisions
Practical Work, Mid Semester Test and Final Exam 4 hours x 12 weeks 2473
8. Micro-Credential in Seafood Technology (FOOD6007)

25 credits

  • Examine seafood spoilage processes and associated with the microbiological study
  • Explain the basis of technologies of seafood processing
  • Apply the methods of quality control and quality management of seafood.
Research Project,
Laboratory Report,
Exam
5 hours x 12 weeks 3042
9. Micro-Credential in Managing Social Media Platforms (MKTG2006)

25 credits

  • Recognise current digital communications environment, global issues and future challenges for communicators
  • Critique the use of diverse digital communication strategies in an industry context
  • Critically reflect upon the ethical and legal ramifications of digital communication in an industry context
  • Recommend digital strategies and tactics based on theoretical learning and digital literacy
Digital Report, Presentation and Brand Planning 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
10. Micro-Credential in Digital Marketing Strategy (MKTG3003)

25 credits

  • Understand the digital marketing context: internet-based business models, performance metrics and the role of strategic marketing planning
  • Apply strategies of segmenting, targeting, and positioning into a digital marketing context
  • Understand major digital marketing channels and strategies to engage consumers and assess their effectiveness
  • Apply marketing mix elements (product, price, place, and promotion) to the online environment
E-marketing plan, Consumer digital journey map and Online media campaign 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
11. Micro-Credential in Analytics for Decision Making (ECOM1000)

25 credits

  • Explain the role of data in business decision making across a range of business disciplines
  • Explain legal and ethical issues related to using data in a business context
  • Understand and interpret data from a range of relevant macroeconomic and other data sources including, marketing, management, and finance, using appropriate business software
  • Evaluate data from a range of business disciplines using a variety of analytic techniques to extract information for business decision making
  • Create robust conclusions from data analytic results and effectively communicate findings to a diverse range of stakeholders
Quiz, Project and Test 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
12. Micro-Credential in Project Time Management Overview (PRJM6002)

25 credits

  • Analyse authentic projects in organisations through the application of a project perspective
  • Generate project documents for an authentic industry project
  • Analyse and reflect upon a case study to contrast theory and practice of project initiation and planning
  • Recognise concepts of projects and project management
Essay, Case studyand Test 3 hours x 12 weeks 2292
13. CM-Credential in Project Cost Management (PRJM6001)

25 credits

  • Apply the processes of project cost management to create a project budget
  • Create a cost-based model for cost-based decision making
  • Recognise the concepts, theories, tools and techniques of project cost management
Report and Test 3 hours x 12 weeks 2292
14. Micro-Credential in Project Time Management (PRJM6002)

25 credits

  • Create a project schedule through the analysis and application of principles and processes of time management, with the aid of specialist software, and reflect upon and analyse the results
  • Synthesise conceptual and theoretical knowledge to solve a project time management problem
  • Recognise the concepts, theories, tools and techniques of project time management
Essay, report and Test 3 hours x 12 weeks 2292

For more information, please contact: cm.space@curtin.edu.my ; or +6 019 870 6099 (WhatsApp)


The Curtin Micro-Credential program is open to all domestic and international participants. The following courses are being offered in Semester 2, 2023, commencing on 24 July and ending 20 October

Interested? Find out here on how to register.

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  Course Title Course Learning Outcome Assessment Mode Duration Fee (RM)
1 Micro-Credential in Petrophysics and Reservoir Properties Laboratory (PEEN2000)

 

 

25 credits

 

  • Apply the knowledge to understand how petroleum reservoirs are characterized to allow a comprehensive understanding of testing involved in determination of core and fluid properties
  • Explain what data is relevant from a range of sources, and establish how the reservoir parameters vary
  • Describe the core and fluids analysis methods adopted by industry and have the ability to perform and evaluate correct rock and fluid properties measurement and interpretations
  • Evaluate lab reports clearly and be able to communicate details about rock properties in a variety of ways in order to discuss and liaise effectively with core analysis laboratories
  • Utilise the outcomes to develop a professional attitude and ability to apply skills and experience to any geological/reservoir engineering scenario
Mid Sem Test, Laboratory reports 5 hours x 12 weeks 2598
2 Micro-Credential in Process Simulation (CHEN2004)

 

25 credits

 

  • Apply numerical methods to perform process engineering calculations and simulate chemical process flowsheets using a spreadsheet
  • Simulate and analyse chemical process flowsheets using a commercial simulator
  • Justify the decisions made in and evaluate the quality of process engineering computations
  • Demonstrate effective written, graphical and interpersonal communication
In-class Problems, Test (2) in Computer Lab, Group Project Report and Presentation 4 hours x 12 weeks 2598
3 Micro-Credential in Process Plant Engineering (CHEN3000)

25 credits

 

  • Evaluate the mechanical design aspects associated with a chemical plant
  • Evaluate the role of the mechanical engineer in plant design and operations, to allow effective communication and collaboration from a chemical engineering perspective
Individual assignments, Tests, Final Group Project 5 hours x 12 weeks 2598
4 Micro-Credential in Process Instrumentation and Control (CHEN3005)

 

25 credits

 

  • Model and explain the transient behaviour of dynamic systems
  • Apply the theory of automatic control to control systems
  • Design and implement feedback control systems and demonstrate the concept of closed-loop stability
  • Use measurement, instrumentation and control loop hardware for process variables such as temperature, pressure, flow, level and composition
  • Use computer control software for data gathering and practical controller tuning
eTests, Laboratory, Project 5.5 hours x 12 weeks

 

 

 

 

2598
5 Micro-Credential in Advanced Reservoir Engineering (PEEN3008)

 

25 credits

 

  • Describe the concept of reservoir engineering for conventional and unconventional reservoirs
  • Estimate hydrocarbon originally in place in the reservoir, using different methods such as, material balance, volumetric methods, and probabilistic method for different types of drive mechanisms
  • Use production decline analysis models to perform production forecasting
  • Use the Buckley and Leverett theory to evaluate water flooding performance
  • Apply Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) methods to increase ultimate recovery in various types of reservoirs
Report, Mid-sem test, Final exam 5 hours x 12 weeks

 

2598
6 Micro-Credential in Unix and C Programming (COMP1000)

 

25 credits

 

  • Implement algorithms in the C programming language
  • Write and interpret standard C pointer expressions
  • Implement C code which dynamically allocates/deallocates memory
  • Employ standard Unix/C tools to diagnose problem faults
  • Employ standard Unix/C tools to build software
Assignments

and Exam

5 hours x 12 weeks

 

2473
7 Micro-Credential in Aquaculture Nutrition (AQUA5000)

 

 

25 credits

  • Explain basic metabolic processes and nutrient requirements in aquatic animals, utilization of food energy, and principles of formulating and processing of fish feed
  • Conduct the feed digestibility assessment and grow out dietary experiments
  • Apply methods of statistical analysis to compare quality of different diets
  • Locate and retrieve relevant information using effective search strategies and professionally present this information in oral and written formats
  • Describe and explain international feeding practices and ingredients
Scientific report, Oral presentation, Test 3 hours x 12 weeks 3042
8 Micro-Credential in Managing Social Media Platforms

(MKTG2006)

 

25 credits

 

  • Recognise current digital communications environment, global issues and future challenges for communicators
  • Critique the use of diverse digital communication strategies in an industry context
  • Critically reflect upon the ethical and legal ramifications of digital communication in an industry context
  • Recommend digital strategies and tactics based on theoretical learning and digital literacy
Digital Report, Presentation and Brand Planning 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
9 Micro-Credential in Digital Marketing Strategy (MKTG3003)

 

25 credits

 

  • Understand the digital marketing context: internet-based business models, performance metrics and the role of strategic marketing planning
  • Apply strategies of segmenting, targeting, and positioning into a digital marketing context
  • Understand major digital marketing channels and strategies to engage consumers and assess their effectiveness
  • Apply marketing mix elements (product, price, place, and promotion) to the online environment
E-marketing plan, Consumer digital journey map and Online media campaign 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
10 Micro-Credential in Analytics for Decision Making (ECOM1000)

 

25 credits

 

  • Explain the role of data in business decision making across a range of business disciplines
  • Explain legal and ethical issues related to using data in a business context
  • Understand and interpret data from a range of relevant macroeconomic and other data sources including, marketing, management, and finance, using appropriate business software
  • Evaluate data from a range of business disciplines using a variety of analytic techniques to extract information for business decision making
  • Create robust conclusions from data analytic results and effectively communicate findings to a diverse range of stakeholders
Quiz, Project and Test 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
11 Micro-Credential in Financial Decision Making (ACCT1002)

 

 

25 credits

 

  • Analyse the impact of global events on business strategies and financial decision making
  • Review the financial market and capital structure and their impacts on business investment decisions using corporate governance principles
  • Apply the concept of time value of money and capital investments to make responsible business financial decisions
  • Apply management accounting concepts and techniques such as cost behaviour and budgeting to business decision making
  • Interpret financial statements, using accounting and finance concepts to make informed and ethical business decisions
eQuiz, Test, Business Simulation and Report 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
12 Micro-Credential in Human Resources Management Introduction (MGMT2008)

 

25 credits

 

  • Explain the main functions of HRM in contemporary workplaces
  • Critically analyse key HRM issues and their impact on the employment relationship nationally and internationally
  • Apply relevant conceptual knowledge to solve practical problems in HRM
  • Synthesise the key functions of HRM to form an integrated approach to HRM
Literature Review, Industry Case Study, Team Presentation 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
13 Micro-Credential in Start-Up Business Planning (MGMT2001)

 

 

25 credits

 

  • Synthesise a broad array of information from multiple sources using various data collection methods to formulate a business plan and strategy to a client
  • Examine the local and global external environmental context within which SMEs operate
  • Evaluate and critically review the proposed business plans of others from a variety of perspectives
  • Collaborate in teams that are designed for maximum diversity to deliver outcomes in a timely, effective and efficient manner
  • Synthesise a broad array of information from multiple sources using various data collection methods to formulate a pitch presentation to potential investors
Critical Review, Business Plan, Pitch Presentation 3 hours x 12 weeks 1960
14 Micro-Credential in Project Management Overview (PRJM6000)

 

25 credits

 

  • Analyse authentic projects in organisations through the application of a project perspective
  • Generate project documents for an authentic industry project
  • Analyse and reflect upon a case study to contrast theory and practice of project initiation and planning
  • Recognise concepts of projects and project management
Essay, Case study and Test 3 hours x 12 weeks 2292
15 Micro-Credential in Project Cost Management (PRJM6001)

 

25 credits

 

  • Apply the processes of project cost management to create a project budget
  • Create a cost-based model for cost-based decision making
  • Recognise the concepts, theories, tools and techniques of project cost management
Report and Test 3 hours x 12 weeks 2292
16 Micro-Credential in Project Risk Management (PRJM6003)

 

25 credits

 

  • Create a risk management plan for an authentic project
  • Apply quantitative risk analysis using specialist software to create a cost model, and evaluate and analyse the results
  • Recognise the concepts of risk and project risk management
  • Evaluate and reflect upon a personal risk experience through a risk management theoretical perspective
Risk Management Plan, Report, Tests 3 hours x 12 weeks 2292

 

For more information, please contact: cm.space@curtin.edu.my