Curtin University

Curtin University

Top reasons to study here

  • You’ll receive an outstanding education in an inclusive and collaborative environment.
  • You’ll experience high-quality teaching alongside world-class research.
  • Strong governance and leadership ensure stability and help us create exciting plans for the future.

PhD Programmes

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

About

History

In 1987 Curtin University of Technology became Western Australia’s third university and Australia’s first university of technology. Curtin made the transition from the Western Australian Institute of Technology to a university with the passing of an Act of Parliament in December 1986, accepting its first students as a university in 1987.  

Education

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. 

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.

  • Our first college, offering an all-inclusive university living experience, welcomes its first students.

St Catherine’s support students throughout the different stages of their studies and offer a range of room types.

  • Across the road from Curtin Perth, close to shops and restaurants, Erica Underwood House provides convenient accommodation for students.

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 south-east of central Perth.
  • Curtin Murray Street, in Perth’s central business district, is home to the Curtin Graduate School of Business and Curtin Law School.

Sports facilities

  • We offer competitive gym memberships for students, staff and the local community. Achieve your health and fitness goals with the support of our qualified team to encourage you every step of the way.
  • Welcome to Curtin Stadium, the hub for all things sport, recreation and fitness at Curtin University. We’re committed to promoting healthy living for students, staff and the local community. Our programs and services are open to everyone, whether you are a beginner or an elite athlete.

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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