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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 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.

This institute is rated 5 Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
=284
2016
=306
2017
262
2018
  • 40.4
    Overall Score
  • 38.7
    Academic Reputation
  • 35
    Citations per Faculty
  • 49.1
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 64.7
    International Students
19
2016
2
2017
  • 78.4
    Overall Score
  • 67.8
    Academic Reputation
  • 95
    Citations per Paper
  • 76.4
    Employer Reputation
  • 100
    H-index Citations
40
2015
23
2016
151-200
2017
27
2017
22
2018
251-300
2018
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 27.9-32.2
    Overall Score
  • 27.4
    Alumni Outcomes
  • 32
    Employer Reputation
  • 85.1
    Graduate Employment Rate
40
2015
23
2016
151-200
2017
27
2017
22
2018
251-300
2018
Top 50 under 50 and Next 50 under 50
  • 40.4
    Overall Score
  • 1986
    Establishment Year
  • 262
    WUR Overall
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,917
International
1,225

Number of students

25,604
Postgraduate 17%
Undergraduate 83%

Number of international students

5,284
Postgraduate 40%
Undergraduate 60%
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.

106 Undergraduate Courses

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174 Postgraduate Courses

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