Curtin University

Kent Street, Bentley, Perth

  • #193 QS Global World Ranking
  • PublicStatus
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 24,267Total Students
  • 1,696Faculty
  • 4,570Int'l Students

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Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university, welcoming more than 56,000 students, around a quarter of whom come from a country other than Australia.

In addition to the main campus in Perth, Curtin has campuses in Dubai, Kalgoorlie, Singapore, Malaysia and Mauritius, and course delivery through more than 90 partner institutions worldwide.

Curtin’s wide range of postgraduate courses are accredited, internationally recognised and relevant to today’s workplaces. Students benefit from Curtin’s strong links to business and industry and are supported by a range of services, including disability services, financial assistance, a childcare centre and scholarships.

For those who have been away from study for some time, Curtin offers a range of services and facilities to make the transition back to study as smooth as possible. Students have access to on-campus career advice and counseling, academic support and healthcare facilities, not to mention a vibrant and inclusive campus community.

Postgraduate courses, from graduate certificate to master degree and PhD, are offered across a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Agriculture, environment and sustainability
  • Architecture and construction
  • The arts and creative industries
  • Business, management and law
  • Culture, language and Indigenous
  • Education
  • Engineering and mining
  • Health
  • IT and computing
  • Physical sciences and mathematics.

Many courses are nested, providing accelerated study options.

Rankings and research
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities and 230th in the world in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

The University leads a number of major international research projects in minerals and energy, defence, data analytics and emerging technologies, health sciences, astronomy, sustainable development and agriculture and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Flexible study and student support

There are flexible study options to suit different interests and career goals. Depending on their course, students may have the opportunity to transfer between campuses or complete their course online. Some courses offer evening and weekend classes, allowing students to study in conjunction with full-time or part-time work.


Scholarships
There is a wide range of postgraduate scholarships available across a variety of courses for both international and domestic students.


About Perth
Situated on the beautiful western coast of Australia, Perth is a safe, picturesque and multicultural city, and is one of the most affordable cities to live in Australia. The city centre is home to Elizabeth Quay, colourful shopping malls, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Yagan Square – a community space reflective of both culture and history – as well as many beautiful parks and gardens.

Cafés and restaurants are peppered throughout the city, offering cultural cuisine from around the world. The nearby historic Fremantle markets are a major tourist attraction as is the Swan Valley with its fusion of wine, food, art, scenery and nature. The city hosts domestic and international cricket and football competitions as well as music concerts, live entertainment, festivals and performance arts.

Perth has a domestic and an international airport, and is located in the same time zone as Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. The Perth metropolitan area is very well serviced with bus, train and ferry public transport services and an extensive road network. The international airport is just a 20-minute drive from the city.

Curtin University offers students an outstanding range of academic and social facilities, including: 


Student accommodation

Curtin University has trained housing staff who are on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding accommodation options. 

Students can live at the Perth or Kalgoorlie campus. Both student accommodations offer modern facilities equipped with all necessary amenities, recreational activities and are close to the university’s main campus. 

To find out more about student accommodation at Curtin University, click here.




Home to over 50,000 students, around a quarter of whom are from a country other than Australia, student life at Curtin University is a diverse and exciting experience where you’ll meet other like-minded students like yourself. 

In between lectures and studying, there’s a wide range of extra-curricular activities that you can get involved with. Whether you have a passion for the arts or have a keen interest in sports, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Curtin Student Guild also puts on a number of social events throughout the academic year. 


If you’re an international student who’s interested in applying to Curtin University, the following criteria is required, but not limited to:  

  • Calculated or national Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), or equivalent
  • Previous academic results
  • Written submission
  • Portfolio presentation
  • Proven English language proficiency

Please note: Entry requirements vary between programs. Please visit the university’s website and select the program you wish to apply to for specific admission criteria information. For more information regarding the admissions process and general entry requirements, click here.

Curtin University also offers a wide range of scholarships to help students fulfil their academic ambitions. Information regarding the university’s financial options can be found here

Students at Curtin University can access a wide range of careers services, facilities and resources, such as professional advice for job applications, and being able to meet with a Career Development Consultant.  

Curtin University’s Alumni Network is another way for students to stay connected with the university and maintain positive relations with classmates, thanks to its global community of over 230,000 graduates. 


About

Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university, welcoming more than 56,000 students, around a quarter of whom come from a country other than Australia.

In addition to the main campus in Perth, Curtin has campuses in Dubai, Kalgoorlie, Singapore, Malaysia and Mauritius, and course delivery through more than 90 partner institutions worldwide.

Curtin’s wide range of postgraduate courses are accredited, internationally recognised and relevant to today’s workplaces. Students benefit from Curtin’s strong links to business and industry and are supported by a range of services, including disability services, financial assistance, a childcare centre and scholarships.

For those who have been away from study for some time, Curtin offers a range of services and facilities to make the transition back to study as smooth as possible. Students have access to on-campus career advice and counseling, academic support and healthcare facilities, not to mention a vibrant and inclusive campus community.

Postgraduate courses, from graduate certificate to master degree and PhD, are offered across a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Agriculture, environment and sustainability
  • Architecture and construction
  • The arts and creative industries
  • Business, management and law
  • Culture, language and Indigenous
  • Education
  • Engineering and mining
  • Health
  • IT and computing
  • Physical sciences and mathematics.

Many courses are nested, providing accelerated study options.

Rankings and research
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities and 230th in the world in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

The University leads a number of major international research projects in minerals and energy, defence, data analytics and emerging technologies, health sciences, astronomy, sustainable development and agriculture and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Flexible study and student support

There are flexible study options to suit different interests and career goals. Depending on their course, students may have the opportunity to transfer between campuses or complete their course online. Some courses offer evening and weekend classes, allowing students to study in conjunction with full-time or part-time work.


Scholarships
There is a wide range of postgraduate scholarships available across a variety of courses for both international and domestic students.


About Perth
Situated on the beautiful western coast of Australia, Perth is a safe, picturesque and multicultural city, and is one of the most affordable cities to live in Australia. The city centre is home to Elizabeth Quay, colourful shopping malls, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Yagan Square – a community space reflective of both culture and history – as well as many beautiful parks and gardens.

Cafés and restaurants are peppered throughout the city, offering cultural cuisine from around the world. The nearby historic Fremantle markets are a major tourist attraction as is the Swan Valley with its fusion of wine, food, art, scenery and nature. The city hosts domestic and international cricket and football competitions as well as music concerts, live entertainment, festivals and performance arts.

Perth has a domestic and an international airport, and is located in the same time zone as Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing and Kuala Lumpur. The Perth metropolitan area is very well serviced with bus, train and ferry public transport services and an extensive road network. The international airport is just a 20-minute drive from the city.

Curtin University offers students an outstanding range of academic and social facilities, including: 


Student accommodation

Curtin University has trained housing staff who are on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have regarding accommodation options. 

Students can live at the Perth or Kalgoorlie campus. Both student accommodations offer modern facilities equipped with all necessary amenities, recreational activities and are close to the university’s main campus. 

To find out more about student accommodation at Curtin University, click here.




Home to over 50,000 students, around a quarter of whom are from a country other than Australia, student life at Curtin University is a diverse and exciting experience where you’ll meet other like-minded students like yourself. 

In between lectures and studying, there’s a wide range of extra-curricular activities that you can get involved with. Whether you have a passion for the arts or have a keen interest in sports, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Curtin Student Guild also puts on a number of social events throughout the academic year. 


If you’re an international student who’s interested in applying to Curtin University, the following criteria is required, but not limited to:  

  • Calculated or national Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), or equivalent
  • Previous academic results
  • Written submission
  • Portfolio presentation
  • Proven English language proficiency

Please note: Entry requirements vary between programs. Please visit the university’s website and select the program you wish to apply to for specific admission criteria information. For more information regarding the admissions process and general entry requirements, click here.

Curtin University also offers a wide range of scholarships to help students fulfil their academic ambitions. Information regarding the university’s financial options can be found here

Students at Curtin University can access a wide range of careers services, facilities and resources, such as professional advice for job applications, and being able to meet with a Career Development Consultant.  

Curtin University’s Alumni Network is another way for students to stay connected with the university and maintain positive relations with classmates, thanks to its global community of over 230,000 graduates. 


Available programs

University highlights

QS World University Ranking

  • 2012
    #258
  • 2014
    #=284
  • 2015
    #=331
  • 2016
    #=284
  • 2017
    #=306
  • 2018
    #262
  • 2019
    #=250
  • 2020
    #230
  • 2021
    #=217
  • 2022
    #=194
  • 2023
    #193

Ranking criteria

44.4
Overall
30.5
Academic Reputation
41.2
Employer Reputation
13.9
Faculty Student Ratio
89.4
Citations per Faculty
100
International Faculty Ratio
44
International Students Ratio
93.7
International Research Network
20.1
Employment Outcomes

Student & Staff

Total students
24,267

14%
86%

International students
4,570

41%
59%

Total faculty staff
1,696

996
700

Total students
24,267

14%
86%

International students
4,570

41%
59%

Total faculty staff
1,696

700
996
2022
QS Stars is a rating system that helps you select the right university based on your interests. It provides a detailed look at an institution, identifying which universities rate highest in the specific topics that matter to you, like facilities, graduate employability, social responsibility, inclusiveness, and more.

Scholarships

Yes
The Scholarships above offer some form of financial aid to prospective students. Please always check the specific requirements and restrictions on scholarship availability.

Campus locations

Curtin Perth,

Kent Street, Bentley , Perth , Western Australia , Australia , 6102

Curtin Malaysia,

Miri , Miri , Sarawak , Malaysia , 98009

Curtin Mauritius,

Telfair , Moka , Mauritius , Mauritius , 5250

Curtin Singapore,

90/92 Jalan Rajah , Singapore , Singapore , Singapore , 329162

Curtin University Dubai,

Block 11, 4th floor , Dubai , UAE , United Arab Emirates , 345031

Curtin Graduate School of Business,

78 Murray Street , Perth , Western Australia , Australia , 6000

Curtin Law School,

57 Murray Street , Perth , Western Australia , Australia , 6000

Curtin University St Georges Terrace,

139 St Georges Tce , Perth , Western Australia , Australia , 6000

Curtin Kalgoorlie,

Egan St , Kalgoorlie , Western Australia , Australia , 6430

+ 6 More Locations

English language requirements