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Curtin University

6102 Kent Street, Bentley Perth View map
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Curtin has expanded rapidly to become the globally recognised university it is today. Acknowledged as a destination of choice for WA students and ranked in the top one per cent in the world, Curtin continues to embrace the philosophy of our namesake John Curtin to “look ever forward”.

Ranked among the world’s best
Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2017, it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities. In addition, it has risen to 262 in the world in the 2017-18 QS World University Rankings.
Curtin also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, art and design, earth and marine sciences, education, nursing and sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Research that drives innovation
Curtin is a leading research institution renowned for its strength in minerals and energy, defence, data analytics and emerging technologies, health sciences, astronomy, sustainable development and agriculture. It engages in collaborative research with other reputable institutions and industry to produce research outcomes that positively impact local and global communities.
Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Global connections
The University’s physical expansion has mirrored its forward-looking nature, with campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai, as well as course delivery through more than 90 partner institutions worldwide.
The Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance was established in early 2017, combining 500 years of academic strength, history and tradition at Scotland’s University of Aberdeen with the ambition and innovation of Curtin University. It draws on the strengths of both universities to deliver high-impact research and innovative coursework programs across business, health sciences, medicine, engineering, energy and creative arts. The alliance has also led to the creation of the Global Energy Institute, to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector.

Learning reinvented
Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.
The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers require.

Greater Curtin
Greater Curtin is a transformation of Curtin’s main campus in Perth. The project, designed around a vision for 2030, will develop the campus into a vibrant and diverse community of undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses, all in one place. It aims to enrich students’ study experiences through the construction of new teaching and learning facilities that encourage interactive and collaborative learning, and the refurbishment of existing learning spaces.

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Undergraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Postgraduate Faculties/Departments and Programs

Curtin Business School

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Humanities

Faculty of Science and Engineering

University Highlights

Total students - 25,251


International students - 5,019


Total faculty staff - 1,866


Total students - 25,251


International students - 5,019


Total faculty staff - 1,866


Undergraduate Program

6,000 - 8,000
24,000 - 26,000

Postgraduate Program

18,000 - 20,000
24,000 - 26,000
The fees above are an indicative annual course fee in US dollars. Please note that course fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.


The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.
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