Curtin University

Campuses: 
Perth
Location: 
Established: 
1986
Student Population: 
52,000
CRICOS: 
00301J
University Groups: 
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Curtin University is a vibrant, global university with campuses in Western Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai and Mauritius, and partnerships with more than 90 institutions around the globe.

Curtin’s growing international reputation has seen it rise steadily in world university rankings in recent years. Curtin was ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide by the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in 2018. When you graduate, you’ll join Curtin’s alumni network of over 230,000 graduates.

Bentley Campus

At Bentley, the University’s largest campus, technology-rich learning environments recreate real-world workplaces to enhance your studies and give you the practical experience you need before you graduate. Located just six kilometres from the centre of Perth, Bentley is close to public transport and offers a wide range of services including student administration, a medical centre, free Wi-Fi throughout campus, childcare and banking facilities, international food outlets, a library open 24 hours a day and an award-winning sports stadium.

Curtin: A pathway to a global career

Curtin aims to have its students graduate career-ready and highly employable. The University collaborates with some of the largest companies in Australia and internationally to ensure that you graduate with the practical skills, connections and knowledge needed to succeed in today’s global market place.

Employment support

While studying, you can access employment support as well as career planning and development advice through the Curtin careers centre. Get great advice on writing job applications and CVs, and access our Global Careers database, which can connect you with potential employers around the world. If you’re looking for work while you study, then UniHub is for you. This is an online jobs board which operates exclusively for the Curtin community.

Areas of study

Curtin offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses across many study areas, offering you a challenging and rewarding education. Study programmes are offered by our four Faculties – the Faculty of Business and Law; the Faculty of Health Sciences; the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Humanities.

Study highlights at Curtin include:

Health

If you have always wanted to help, heal and make a positive impact on people, Curtin offers a range of practical health science courses that are nationally accredited and internationally recognised. Not only will you get access to state-of-the-art facilities, such as our simulated hospital ward and brand-new medical school, you’ll also get plenty of hands-on experience and will graduate with the knowledge you will need to be part of the next generation of health care professionals.

Business, management and law

Apply classroom learning to real world situations when you study a law or business course at Curtin. Through our extensive industry networks you’ll get exposure to business professionals and to projects that prepare you for future employment. The Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite business school through its accreditation by AACSB, which ensures your business degree will be recognised around the globe.

Engineering and mining

Engineers are involved in the building, design and process across a broad range of industries. Our engineering and mining courses will give you hands-on experience and teach you how to solve problems to make a real difference in the world. You will develop the self-confidence and interpersonal skills needed for a successful career in some of the world’s most economically important industries. You could also choose to study at the Curtin Western Australian School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, a major centre for mining and resources.

Humanities

Our humanities courses are designed to equip you with the expertise you need to put your passion to work. From game design and animation, to theatre arts, architecture and education, each course is creative, practical, and relevant to a rapidly evolving world. Curtin humanities students learn transferable skills that can be applied to a range of workplaces, as well as receiving invaluable access to industry placements, work-integrated learning and free leadership programmes. You can expect to graduate with an edge in the competitive job market.

Additional study areas include:

  • Agriculture, environment and sustainability
  • Information technology and computing
  • Culture, language and Indigenous arts and creative industries
  • Physical sciences and maths 
  • Education

Join a global university

When you join Curtin you’ll become part of an international family. With almost a third of our 52,000 students coming from a country outside of Australia, you’ll study in an inclusive, multicultural environment that will give you a true sense of belonging.

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