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Curtin University

Kent Street, Bentley Perth,
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Postgraduate Overview

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university, welcoming more than 56,000 students, around a quarter of whom come from a country other than Australia.

In addition to the main campus in Perth, Curtin has campuses in Dubai, Kalgoorlie, Singapore, Malaysia and Mauritius, and course delivery through more than 90 partner institutions worldwide.

Curtin’s wide range of postgraduate courses are accredited, internationally recognised and relevant to today’s workplaces. Students benefit from Curtin’s strong links to business and industry and are supported by a range of services, including disability services, financial assistance, a childcare centre and scholarships.

For those who have been away from study for some time, Curtin offers a range of services and facilities to make the transition back to study as smooth as possible. Students have access to on-campus career advice and counseling, academic support and healthcare facilities, not to mention a vibrant and inclusive campus community.

Postgraduate courses, from graduate certificate to master degree and PhD, are offered 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.

Many courses are nested, providing accelerated study options.

Rankings and research
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities and 230th in the world in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

The University leads a number of major international research projects in minerals and energy, defence, data analytics and emerging technologies, health sciences, astronomy, sustainable development and agriculture 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.

Flexible study and student support

There are flexible study options to suit different interests and career goals. Depending on their course, students may have the opportunity to transfer between campuses or complete their course online. Some courses offer evening and weekend classes, allowing students to study in conjunction with full-time or part-time work.

There is a wide range of postgraduate scholarships available across a variety of courses for both international and domestic students.

About Perth
Situated on the beautiful western coast of Australia, Perth is a safe, picturesque and multicultural city, and is one of the most affordable cities to live in Australia. The city centre is home to Elizabeth Quay, colourful shopping malls, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Yagan Square – a community space reflective of both culture and history – as well as many beautiful parks and gardens.

Cafés and restaurants are peppered throughout the city, offering cultural cuisine from around the world. The nearby historic Fremantle markets are a major tourist attraction as is the Swan Valley with its fusion of wine, food, art, scenery and nature. The city hosts domestic and international cricket and football competitions as well as music concerts, live entertainment, festivals and performance arts.

Perth has a domestic and an international airport, and is located in the same time zone as Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. The Perth metropolitan area is very well serviced with bus, train and ferry public transport services and an extensive road network. The international airport is just a 20-minute drive from the city.

Programs available

Postgraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

University Highlights

Total students - 24,442


International students - 4,802


Total faculty staff - 1,710


Total students - 24,442


International students - 4,802


Total faculty staff - 1,710



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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