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Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

 

Ranked among the world’s best

At Curtin, you’ll gain a quality education. Our international expansion and strong research focus have seen us rise rapidly up the international rankings in recent years. In the QS World University Rankings 2021, we ranked 217th, an increase in almost 100 places from our ranking four years prior.

 

We are recognised for the quality of our programs, ranking 2nd in the world for mineral and mining engineering and 50th for Earth and Marine Sciences in the QS WUR by Subject 2021. 

 

 

We also place in the top one per cent of universities globally, in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities.


Teaching

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure you are prepared for today’s changing global market. 

Many of our degrees have national and international accreditation. We also promote work-integrated experiences, including industry placements, leadership programs and volunteering opportunities. 


Research

Our research strikes a balance between addressing societal and industry issues, and extending human knowledge and understanding. We are involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations – including the high-profile Space Science and Technology Centre, the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, and the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre.

 

In the most recent national research assessment, Excellence in Research for Australia, we performed strongly, with 95 per cent of our research areas assessed 'at or above world-class level'.

 

Greater Curtin

Drawing inspiration from university cities around the world, we're transforming Curtin Perth into a vibrant social, academic and commercial hub.

The first stage of this transformation has been the development of our new Exchange precinct, which will bring new teaching facilities, student accommodation, a hotel, residential apartments, grocery stores, other retail stores and public spaces to campus. 

 

Perth

Situated on the beautiful western coast of Australia, Perth is a safe, picturesque and multicultural city, located in the same time zone as Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.

The city centre is home to the new WA Museum Boola Bardip, Elizabeth Quay, colourful shopping malls, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Yagan Square, as well as many beautiful parks and gardens. The historic Fremantle Markets are a major tourist attraction as is the Swan Valley with its fusion of wine, food, art, scenery and nature. 

 

We offer an outstanding range of academic and social facilities.

Teaching

We have established several immersive, ‘real-world’ learning facilities so that you graduate with skills and knowledge linked directly to the workplace. These facilities include a simulated hospital ward, simulated primary and high school subject rooms, the Management HQ, and the Jeanette Hacket Moot Court.

 

Library

The technology-rich library is open 24 hours a day during semester. You can book a study room for working on group assignments or take a 20-minute power nap in one of the library’s sleep pods.

 

Stadium

Curtin Stadium is the home of sport and fitness. You can access a main gym, women’s gym, large group fitness area, indoor cycling studio, sports hall and multi-purpose courts, or join in one of the stadium’s social activities, such as surfing, hip-hop dance, Pilates and kickboxing.

 

Religious

We welcome people of all faiths. You can access prayer rooms, talk with visiting chaplains, and join student clubs and societies.

 

Accommodation

If you’re able to travel to Western Australia, you can stay at our student accommodation, which is located close to campus. The accommodation staff also organise events so you can get to know your fellow residents.

 

Health and wellbeing

You can access on-campus health facilities, including a physiotherapy clinic, and a medical centre where you can see a doctor, occupational therapist, social worker or counsellor. There are also disability and accessibility support facilities.

 

Learning and career

There are a range of services to help improve your study skills, build your leadership capabilities, and find a job after you graduate from university. You can also keep in touch through Curtin University's Alumni Network and participate in exclusive events, networking and career development opportunities. 

 

Studying at Curtin Perth is a diverse and exciting experience. In between study, there’s a wide range of extra-curricular club activities that you can get involved with, such as in the arts or sport. The Curtin Student Guild also puts on numerous social events throughout the academic year. 

 

Online

If you’re unable to come to campus, you’ll still be connected to our global learning community, and have the chance to collaborate on work and share ideas as you would in the classroom.

 

With the ability to access lectures, tutorials, assignments and receive support from our staff online, you can expect to receive a quality Australian education from wherever you are in the world. 

To study at Curtin, you must satisfy our minimum academic entry requirements, course subject prerequisites and English language requirements for your preferred course. If you don’t meet these criteria, you may be able to gain entry into Curtin by applying for other admission pathways.

 

Scholarships

We offer a variety of merit-based and needs-based scholarships to make it easier for you to study with us.

 

Travel restrictions

 

If you are impacted by COVID-19 or other travel restrictions and are unable to come to Australia, you can apply to begin your study online in your home country. When international travel resumes, you can opt to complete your course at Curtin Perth.

Students at Curtin University can access a wide range of careers services, facilities and resources, such as professional advice for job applications, and being able to meet with a Career Development Consultant.  

Curtin University’s Alumni Network is another way for students to stay connected with the university and maintain positive relations with classmates, thanks to its global community of over 230,000 graduates. 

 

About

 

 

Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

 

Ranked among the world’s best

At Curtin, you’ll gain a quality education. Our international expansion and strong research focus have seen us rise rapidly up the international rankings in recent years. In the QS World University Rankings 2021, we ranked 217th, an increase in almost 100 places from our ranking four years prior.

 

We are recognised for the quality of our programs, ranking 2nd in the world for mineral and mining engineering and 50th for Earth and Marine Sciences in the QS WUR by Subject 2021. 

 

 

We also place in the top one per cent of universities globally, in the 2020 Academic Ranking of World Universities.


Teaching

Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure you are prepared for today’s changing global market. 

Many of our degrees have national and international accreditation. We also promote work-integrated experiences, including industry placements, leadership programs and volunteering opportunities. 


Research

Our research strikes a balance between addressing societal and industry issues, and extending human knowledge and understanding. We are involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations – including the high-profile Space Science and Technology Centre, the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, and the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre.

 

In the most recent national research assessment, Excellence in Research for Australia, we performed strongly, with 95 per cent of our research areas assessed 'at or above world-class level'.

 

Greater Curtin

Drawing inspiration from university cities around the world, we're transforming Curtin Perth into a vibrant social, academic and commercial hub.

The first stage of this transformation has been the development of our new Exchange precinct, which will bring new teaching facilities, student accommodation, a hotel, residential apartments, grocery stores, other retail stores and public spaces to campus. 

 

Perth

Situated on the beautiful western coast of Australia, Perth is a safe, picturesque and multicultural city, located in the same time zone as Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.

The city centre is home to the new WA Museum Boola Bardip, Elizabeth Quay, colourful shopping malls, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Yagan Square, as well as many beautiful parks and gardens. The historic Fremantle Markets are a major tourist attraction as is the Swan Valley with its fusion of wine, food, art, scenery and nature. 

 

We offer an outstanding range of academic and social facilities.

Teaching

We have established several immersive, ‘real-world’ learning facilities so that you graduate with skills and knowledge linked directly to the workplace. These facilities include a simulated hospital ward, simulated primary and high school subject rooms, the Management HQ, and the Jeanette Hacket Moot Court.

 

Library

The technology-rich library is open 24 hours a day during semester. You can book a study room for working on group assignments or take a 20-minute power nap in one of the library’s sleep pods.

 

Stadium

Curtin Stadium is the home of sport and fitness. You can access a main gym, women’s gym, large group fitness area, indoor cycling studio, sports hall and multi-purpose courts, or join in one of the stadium’s social activities, such as surfing, hip-hop dance, Pilates and kickboxing.

 

Religious

We welcome people of all faiths. You can access prayer rooms, talk with visiting chaplains, and join student clubs and societies.

 

Accommodation

If you’re able to travel to Western Australia, you can stay at our student accommodation, which is located close to campus. The accommodation staff also organise events so you can get to know your fellow residents.

 

Health and wellbeing

You can access on-campus health facilities, including a physiotherapy clinic, and a medical centre where you can see a doctor, occupational therapist, social worker or counsellor. There are also disability and accessibility support facilities.

 

Learning and career

There are a range of services to help improve your study skills, build your leadership capabilities, and find a job after you graduate from university. You can also keep in touch through Curtin University's Alumni Network and participate in exclusive events, networking and career development opportunities. 

 

Studying at Curtin Perth is a diverse and exciting experience. In between study, there’s a wide range of extra-curricular club activities that you can get involved with, such as in the arts or sport. The Curtin Student Guild also puts on numerous social events throughout the academic year. 

 

Online

If you’re unable to come to campus, you’ll still be connected to our global learning community, and have the chance to collaborate on work and share ideas as you would in the classroom.

 

With the ability to access lectures, tutorials, assignments and receive support from our staff online, you can expect to receive a quality Australian education from wherever you are in the world. 

To study at Curtin, you must satisfy our minimum academic entry requirements, course subject prerequisites and English language requirements for your preferred course. If you don’t meet these criteria, you may be able to gain entry into Curtin by applying for other admission pathways.

 

Scholarships

We offer a variety of merit-based and needs-based scholarships to make it easier for you to study with us.

 

Travel restrictions

 

If you are impacted by COVID-19 or other travel restrictions and are unable to come to Australia, you can apply to begin your study online in your home country. When international travel resumes, you can opt to complete your course at Curtin Perth.

Students at Curtin University can access a wide range of careers services, facilities and resources, such as professional advice for job applications, and being able to meet with a Career Development Consultant.  

Curtin University’s Alumni Network is another way for students to stay connected with the university and maintain positive relations with classmates, thanks to its global community of over 230,000 graduates. 

 

Available programs

University highlights

Curtin University is one of the top Public universities in Perth, Australia. It is ranked #=194 in QS Global World Rankings 2022.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #258
  • 2014
    #=284
  • 2015
    #=331
  • 2016
    #=284
  • 2017
    #=306
  • 2018
    #262
  • 2019
    #=250
  • 2020
    #230
  • 2021
    #217
  • 2022
    #=194

Ranking criteria

44.8
Overall
31.2
Academic Reputation
84.6
Citations per Faculty
48.2
Employer Reputation
15.2
Faculty Student Ratio
100
International Faculty Ratio
46
International Students Ratio

Student & Staff

Total students
24,264

14%
86%

International students
4,565

41%
59%

Total faculty staff
1,698

997
701

Total students
24,264

14%
86%

International students
4,565

41%
59%

Total faculty staff
1,698

701
997
2021
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