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Teaching

Our teaching is collaborative, personalised and innovative, to give you a rewarding learning experience. In 2014, we were recognised for our teaching quality with a five-star rating for teaching in the international QS Stars ratings.

Our teachers

At Curtin, you’ll learn from education professionals and industry experts who believe in hands-on, interactive and life-changing learning. Our team includes:

  • Dr John Morgan, Research Fellow, Solar Science at our Department of Imaging and Applied Physics, has a passion for teaching and researching astronomy. Dr Morgan spearheaded Curtin’s successful Astronomy MOOC and is heavily involved in developing the Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radio telescope.
  • Professor Kim Scott from our School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts, has won a number of prestigious awards including two Miles Franklin Awards, but more importantly, has used his stories to bring Nyungar culture to life.
  • Professor Dale Pinto, Head of our Department of Taxation at Curtin Business School, is helping to create a better taxation system, empowering businesses to be more efficient, innovative and productive through research that is directly influencing Australian taxation policy.

Across every study area, we have a team of dedicated teachers with knowledge and experience to share.

Collaboration with industry partners

We work closely with our industry partners in developing our curriculum. As a student, this means you’ll learn exactly the kind of skills that are needed by your future employers as you enter a changing global market.

Using new ways to learn

We believe in learning for tomorrow. Your success after you graduate relies on your ability to solve problems and think in new ways, so our interactive facilities and teaching methods help you learn the practical and critical thinking skills you need. Some examples include:

  • Our facilities include WA’s first and only university stock market trading room, a model pharmacy with a robotic dispensing system, a radiotherapy treatment room for life size visualisations and an avatar-based patient simulator used to train students in the vital skill of clinical empathy.
  • We are the first and only organisation to offer remote synchronous learning to people in 15 countries with vision impairment and blindness in ICT and related fields.
  • We are the first university to provide virtual classroom attendance at our main Perth campus for students in the remote Pilbara region.
  • With our flipped classroom approach, the time you spend in class is used to collaborate with other students to solve problems, and discuss and debate issues, all guided by teaching staff in the role of mentors and advisors. Outside of class time, you’ll prepare for these workshops using lecture notes, videos and online tools.

We continually deliver new and useful initiatives across our five teaching areas: Science and Engineering, Humanities, Health Sciences, Curtin Business School and the Centre for Aboriginal Studies.

A personalised approach

Your needs are unique, so our teaching is flexible. Depending on the course you study, you may have the opportunity to transfer between our PerthMalaysian and Singapore campuses, or choose to complete your degree online.