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Intensive English Programme

The Intensive English Programme (IEP) is designed specially to improve students' academic English language proficiency. This programme specifically caters for potential tertiary education students who lack the English language entry requirements to enter a Foundation, Diploma, or Degree course.

A Placement Test is administered to determine students' command of English.  Based on the test results, students are placed at the appropriate IEP level.  The minimum English requirement to do the Intensive English Programme is IELTS Band 3.0 or IEP Placement Test Band 3.0.

The IEP consists of 4 levels: Pre, Intermediate, Upper Intermediate and Advanced. The course consists of 20 contact hours per week. There are four intakes/terms a year. Each term comprises of 9 weeks.  
At the end of each nine-week term, students in Pre-intermediate, Intermediate and Upper-intermediate level sit for an internal test, and based on their scores they will be streamed again. Students who have improved substantially skip a level or two if they make the entry score. As illustrated in the diagram below. The exit test for Advanced Level is IELTS.

*The English Entry requirement for Degree courses in July 2013 intake onwards is IELTS 6.5.

Contact us at:

The Learning Centre, Level 1,
Hornbill Precinct, Curtin University,
CDT 250, 98009 Miri, Sarawak.
Phone: 085-443866 ext: 3866