Curtin University

Curtin is an innovative, global university known for its high impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing students for the jobs of the future. 

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 58,000 students across its campuses in Australia and Asia, and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

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.

Curtin was 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.

Global connections

In addition to its main campus in Perth, Curtin has campuses in Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

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.

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 want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s main campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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Curtin University Future Students

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Phone: +61 1300 222 888

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Bentley (main campus) Kent Street BENTLEY WA 6102
Dubai Block 11, 4th floor, Dubai International Academic City DUBAI
Kalgoorlie Egan Street KALGOORLIE WA 6430
Malaysia CDT 250, 98009 Miri Sarawak MALAYSIA
Margaret River 272 Bussell Hwy MARGARET RIVER WA 6285
Perth City – Curtin Graduate School of Business 78 Murray Street PERTH WA 6000
Perth City – Curtin Law School 57 Murray Street PERTH WA 6000
Singapore 90 & 92 Jalan Rajah SINGAPORE 32767

2017 Curtin University Scholarships

The scholarships listed below have been sourced from Curtin University for 2017.
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Description The ATSI HECS Exempt Scholarship has been developed by the School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work to encourage and support students from Indigenous backgrounds who have demonstrated academic achievement and are interested in pursuing a career in Occupational Therapy or Social Work.
Eligibility Applicants must: be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; have selected Curtin University as a first preference through TISC to undertake an eligible degree in 2017; and be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place. Preference may be given to students from a regional or remote area.
Annual amount
Application closing date Mid November
Support types Equity Scholarship,
Level of study Undergraduate, Postgraduate,
Gender Co-Ed
Frequency of offer Annual
Length of support 4 years
Field of study
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Work

2018 Curtin University Ratings and Rankings

These ratings for Curtin University were published in The Good Universities Guide 2018. Data is sourced from graduates four months post-graduation and other public sources.

Top 20% in AUS

Outside top 20% in AUS

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Rating Types University Ratings Field of Study Ratings
Social Equity 15.00%
Staff Qualification 87.00%
Student Demand
L: 0% M: 85% H: 15%
Student Retention 1.00%
Student:Teacher Ratio 23:1
Learner Engagement 67.70%
Learning Resources 86.20%
Overall Experience 80.50%
Skills Development 83.00%
Student Support 72.30%
Teaching Quality 82.30%
Full-Time Employment 67.30%
Starting Salary $60,000

Name: Louis Clarke

Course: Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering)

“I find engineering fascinating, and civil engineering in particular has massive potential when applied in a humanitarian capacity. I enjoy applying theoretical knowledge in a construction environment to help build a better world.

“While technical knowledge is always important, the ‘engineering mindset’ is an invaluable tool that is applicable across fields and in an ever-changing world. The work experience I’ve completed as a co-founder of Humanitarian Engineering International Placements has been fantastic.

“Putting theory into practice is very useful in illustrating and understanding concepts, but the motivation that comes from knowing I’m being propelled towards a dynamic and meaningful career is the most valuable thing I’ve taken away from the experience. In the future, I wish to continue my work in the field of humanitarian engineering. I enjoy the stimulation and challenges of engineering, and the satisfaction of knowing that my work is actively improving the world.”

Learn more about Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Construction Engineering).

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