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Curtin University

Kent Street, Bentley Perth,
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Undergraduate Overview

Curtin is acknowledged as a destination of choice for WA students, with more than 50 per cent of the state’s undergraduates making Curtin their first preference in 2020. The University 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.

Curtin collaborates with some of the largest companies in the world to stay at the forefront of innovation and equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and future focus that employers require.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Curtin ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, in the top 40 for earth and marine sciences, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, civil and construction engineering, education and sports-related subjects.

The University offers undergraduate 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.

Curtin has technology-rich environments that immerse students in their courses. These learning spaces recreate real workplaces to enhance their study experience, helping them to graduate with practical experience that is applicable to the workplace.

For example, The Agency allows students to experience first-hand how major global brands monitor their digital presence while the stock market trading room provides them with access to an authentic trading room floor featuring the latest technology.

The simulated hospital ward allows health students to learn in a realistic hospital environment while the $32.5 million Curtin Engineering Pavilion Complex provides interactive visualisations of the building’s mechanical and chemical processes.

Flexible entry options

If students are unable to meet Curtin’s admission criteria, the University offers a range of flexible entry options to help students to qualify for a place on a bachelor degree course.

The UniReady Enabling Program is a short pathway program offered twice yearly that can lead to entry to a range of undergraduate courses, while enabling courses in science, engineering and health, and the Indigenous pre-medicine and health sciences enabling course provide pathways to engineering and science-based courses, and degrees in health and medicine.

Alongside the University, Curtin College offers various courses ranging from certificate IV to diploma level, which can help students gain eligibility to apply to Curtin.


A scholarship from Curtin can offer financial, academic and career support throughout domestic and international students’ studies. There is a range of options available, including scholarships for students experiencing financial hardship, merit-based scholarships for high achievers, as well as faculty-specific scholarships.

Exchange opportunities
Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and Mauritius, and partnerships with many universities across Europe, Asia and North America, providing opportunities for students to study part of their degree abroad and add a global dimension to their degree.

Programs available

Undergraduate - 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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