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Why choose Curtin

Curtin University is a vibrant, forward-thinking, innovative university where you can move forward in your chosen career.

Join a global university

When you join Curtin University, you’ll become part of an international family. With almost a third of our 51,000 students coming from a country outside of Australia, you’ll study in a multicultural and inclusive environment that gives you a sense of belonging.

The University has a strong, international focus, with campuses in Perth, Sydney, Singapore and Sarawak, offering internationally recognised courses that prepare you to work in the competitive global market.

Ranked in the top two per cent worldwide

Curtin University is a popular study destination and globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and wide range of innovative courses.

It is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2014.

The only Western Australian university to be ranked in the top 50 under 50

2014 five-star QS Stars Rating logo

As Western Australia’s most innovative university, Curtin’s strong credentials are also reflected in its high ratings in the prestigious QS World University Rankings (2014):

  • Ranked 25th in the world for universities under the age of 50, the only Western Australian university to make the list.
  • Awarded a five-star overall excellence rating (out of five) in the International QS Stars rating 2014.

Practical, internationally recognised courses

There is a wide range of accredited and internationally recognised courses to choose from, delivered in a supportive, student-focused learning environment, and the flexibility to tailor learning to achieve your professional ambitions.

Courses have a practical focus, offering you on-the-job experience. You will learn from experienced teaching staff and benefit from exposure to industry through field trips, internships, practical assignments, guest lecturers and networking events, giving you opportunities for professional learning and increasing your employability.

Innovative teaching methods

Sophisticated, stimulating and creative learning environments offer problem-based learning, and group collaboration, where you can share ideas with professional organisations and use your imagination to develop solutions to global problems.

Innovative elements such as digital learning, augmented reality and 3D technology will enhance your learning experience ensuring you have something different to offer a competitive marketplace and tomorrow’s industries.

Strong industry collaboration

Outstanding facilities link Curtin researchers, industry, government, and the community with Curtin working with industry on many high-impact research projects. These global collaborations drive innovation in key sectors such as business, mining and health and provide you with unique opportunities as a student, with access to real business and research, employer networks and new experiences.

The wide range of professional skills and challenges will broaden your perspective and prepare you for a career anywhere in the world. Curtin has partnerships with more than 90 institutions worldwide and industry partners include Alcoa, Alzheimer’s Australia, Bankwest, BHP Billiton, Cancer Council Western Australia, Chevron, CSIRO, Rio Tinto, the Water Corporation and Woodside.

Graduate highly employable

Curtin collaborates with some of the biggest companies in Australia and internationally, to ensure our research and education is relevant and that you graduate highly employable. In the Good Universities Guide 2014, which assesses the performance of Australian universities, we received a five star rating (out of five) for graduate starting salaries.

As a graduate you will belong to a thriving Curtin alumni and can build valuable connections to help you succeed in today’s competitive global market. The Curtin Alumni Community spans over 155 countries and comprises 190,000 Curtin graduates worldwide.

Live in a vibrant city

As the thriving capital of Western Australia, Perth is a prosperous and cosmopolitan city set against the stunning backdrop of the Indian Ocean. It is the perfect place to study.

Located in the same time zone as Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur, Perth’s close proximity to Asia and its international airport make Curtin a convenient destination, and a place where it is easy to stay in touch with your family and friends at home.

Part of a greater Curtin

Image of the vision for the Curtin Master Plan

In line with the continued developments in Perth, we have plans to transform the Perth Campus into a culture hub, connecting you with the broader community in collaborative and enriching new ways.

Exciting initiatives such as pop-up food vans and our outdoor cinema are already transforming campus life and you can enjoy innovative learning environments, and new entertainment venues and research spaces.

In the future, we aim to build a sustainable, economic and cultural community, where you can step across traditional boundaries between lectures, campus activities and social interactions. Planned changes will see the development of new facilities, sustainable designs, high-quality public spaces and creative expression supported by the latest technology.