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, Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius and Malaysia, offering internationally recognised courses that prepare you to work in the competitive global market.

Ranked in the top one 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.

We are ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

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Curtin postgraduates are the highest paid graduates in WA

With a range of innovative, reputable postgraduate courses that help our graduates prepare for the jobs of the future, Curtin’s reputation for delivering high quality graduates was reflected in the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report, and ComparED website.

The Student Experience Survey (2017 – 2019) found that Curtin graduates with a postgraduate degree earned an average salary that was higher than the national average.

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.

In the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, Curtin is ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering, 50th for Earth and Marine Sciences, and is a top 100 university for another five subjects:  Nursing, Civil and Structural Engineering, Architecture/Built Environment, and Sports-related Subjects.

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 2021, which assesses the performance of Australian universities, we received a five star rating (out of five) for teaching quality, skills development, learning resources, learner engagement and overall experience.

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

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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.