Curtin University

Curtin University

Top reasons to study here

  • You’ll receive an outstanding education in an inclusive and forward-looking university that embraces courage and diversity ideas and qualities.
  • You’ll experience teaching excellence and community engagement endeavours alongside high-impact research.
  • Curtin courses emphasise work-integrated learning so you can graduate with industry experience.

PhD Programmes

Computer Science & IT (2)
Education & Training (2)
Agriculture & Forestry (1)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

Our university is named after one of Australia’s most successful leaders and the country’s 14th prime minister, John Curtin. Fittingly, his namesake university is admired as a forward-looking university that embraces courage and diversity in ideas and qualities, placing Curtin in the top 1% of universities in the world (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021). 

Education

Whether you’re starting your first degree, or progressing your career; it all starts with a world-class degree from Curtin.  

Curtin University study areas: 

  • Agriculture, environment and sustainability 

  • Architecture and construction 

  • Arts and creative industries 

  • Business, management and law 

  • Culture, society and Indigenous   

  • Education 

  • Engineering, mining and related technologies 

  • Health 

  • Information technology 

  • Physical science and mathematics 

Research

Curtin has successfully built an international reputation for research excellence, with 95 per cent of research ranked at world standard or above. 

Working closely with industry and government, we are leading a number of national and international research projects in health sciences, astronomy, economics, minerals and energy and crop disease management.

Career

Curtin University has ranked third equal highest median full-time undergraduate salary in Australia and is Western Australia’s best performing public university for students finding full-time work after graduation (2021 Graduate Outcomes Survey).  

Curtin emphasises work-integrated learning in our courses so that you can graduate with industry experience and be a step ahead in commencing your career. The excellence and extent of our industry partnerships and accreditations is testament to our belief in the value of university–industry collaboration. You’ll have access to leadership programs, internships and clinical placements, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.  

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
194 23
2021
217 13
2020
230
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
201
2020
201
2019
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
251 -50
2021
201 50
2020
251
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
174 16
2020
190
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

Explore a diverse range of student accommodation options at our Curtin Perth campus, all located within a five-to-ten-minute walk from the centre of campus including St Catherine’s College and UniLodge Twin Dolphin Hall. Both are located in the northern end of campus, within our dedicated innovation precinct, Exchange. 

St Catherine’s College offers an all-inclusive experience with the opportunity to enhance your studies through academic and employability programs. 

UniLodge managed accommodation is where you can enjoy living independently, while also being a part of a diverse community with regular events and opportunities to meet new friends. 

Library services

Curtin University Library is a library with great heart that empowers great minds. We are an enabler of success for our clients by providing inspiration and service excellence. We have an anticipatory, future-focused approach in our work which continually fosters creativity and innovation. 

ICT services

Curtin has guest Wi-Fi accounts for visitors who are not able to connect to the eduroam network. These guest accounts allow a visitor to connect to the CurtinGuest wireless network and access the Internet. There is no email facility attached to the account, but you may access a third party web-based email provider.  

Student Life

Campus life

Over the years, our physical expansion has mirrored our forward-looking nature and responsiveness to the changing needs of our students, partners and the broader communities we serve. 

Our largest campus, Curtin Perth, is located in the suburb of Bentley, about six kilometres from Perth city. It’s a place of inspiration, technology-rich learning spaces, high impact research and exciting activities. All courses are available at Curtin Perth. 

Curtin Murray Street, in Perth’s central business district, is home to the Curtin Law School, strengthening our links with the legal profession and the commercial heart of Western Australia.  

Sports facilities

Curtin Stadium is the hub for all things sport, recreation and fitness at Curtin University. Curtin offer competitive gym memberships for students, staff and the local community to promote healthy living.  

Achieve your health and fitness goals with the support of our qualified team to encourage you every step of the way.  

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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