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Curtin University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most multicultural university, with more than 53,000 students.

Established in 1986, the university takes its name from the widely respected former Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin, and embraces his philosophy to “look ever forward”, instilling a culture of innovation in its teaching and research.

In 2015 Curtin was ranked among the top 2 per cent of universities worldwide in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Students joining Curtin’s campuses in Perth, Malaysia and Singapore can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

Curtin is Western Australia's most preferred university for undergraduate study, with 45 per cent of the state’s undergraduates making Curtin their first preference in 2016. We collaborate with some of the largest companies in the world to stay at the forefront of innovation and equip our graduates with the knowledge, skills and future focus that employers want.

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses across a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Agriculture, environment and sustainability
  • Architecture and construction
  • The arts and creative industries
  • Business, management and law
  • Culture, language and Indigenous
  • Education
  • Engineering and mining
  • Health
  • IT and computing
  • Physical sciences and mathematics.
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This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=331
2014
=284
2015
=306
2016
  • 36.30
    Overall Score
  • 30.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 39
    Employer Reputation
  • 33.4
    Citations per Faculty
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 74.4
    International Students
19
2016
  • 74.00
    Overall Score
  • 62.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 76.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 91.5
    Citations per Paper
  • 91.9
    H-index Citations
=317
2014
=158
2015
  • 72.40
    Overall Score
  • 71.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 75.6
    Employer Reputation
  • 78
    Citations per Paper
  • 65.4
    H-index Citations
40
2014
23
2015
27
2016
151-200
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 77.2
    Graduate Employment Rate
40
2014
23
2015
27
2016
151-200
2016
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 36.30
    Overall Score
  • 1986
    Establishment Year
  • 306
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

31 Undergraduate Courses

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34 Postgraduate Courses

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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,854
International
1,179

Number of students

25,577
Postgraduate 18%
Undergraduate 82%

Number of international students

5,771
Postgraduate 39%
Undergraduate 61%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.