Curtin University

Kent Street, Bentley, Perth

  • #174 QS Global World Ranking
  • Very HighResearch Output
  • 21,767Total Students
  • 1,674Faculty
  • 3,228Int'l Students

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Curtin is acknowledged as a destination of choice for WA students, with more than 50 per cent of the state’s undergraduates making Curtin their first preference in 2020. The University 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.

Curtin collaborates with some of the largest companies in the world to stay at the forefront of innovation and equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and future focus that employers require.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Curtin ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, in the top 40 for earth and marine sciences, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, civil and construction engineering, education and sports-related subjects.

The University offers undergraduate courses 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.


Facilities
Curtin has technology-rich environments that immerse students in their courses. These learning spaces recreate real workplaces to enhance their study experience, helping them to graduate with practical experience that is applicable to the workplace.

For example, The Agency allows students to experience first-hand how major global brands monitor their digital presence while the stock market trading room provides them with access to an authentic trading room floor featuring the latest technology.

The simulated hospital ward allows health students to learn in a realistic hospital environment while the $32.5 million Curtin Engineering Pavilion Complex provides interactive visualisations of the building’s mechanical and chemical processes.


Flexible entry options

If students are unable to meet Curtin’s admission criteria, the University offers a range of flexible entry options to help students to qualify for a place on a bachelor degree course.

The UniReady Enabling Program is a short pathway program offered twice yearly that can lead to entry to a range of undergraduate courses, while enabling courses in science, engineering and health, and the Indigenous pre-medicine and health sciences enabling course provide pathways to engineering and science-based courses, and degrees in health and medicine.

Alongside the University, Curtin College offers various courses ranging from certificate IV to diploma level, which can help students gain eligibility to apply to Curtin.


Scholarships

A scholarship from Curtin can offer financial, academic and career support throughout domestic and international students’ studies. There is a range of options available, including scholarships for students experiencing financial hardship, merit-based scholarships for high achievers, as well as faculty-specific scholarships.


Exchange opportunities
Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and Mauritius, and partnerships with many universities across Europe, Asia and North America, providing opportunities for students to study part of their degree abroad and add a global dimension to their degree.

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 is acknowledged as a destination of choice for WA students, with more than 50 per cent of the state’s undergraduates making Curtin their first preference in 2020. The University 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.

Curtin collaborates with some of the largest companies in the world to stay at the forefront of innovation and equip graduates with the knowledge, skills and future focus that employers require.

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject, Curtin ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, in the top 40 for earth and marine sciences, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, civil and construction engineering, education and sports-related subjects.

The University offers undergraduate courses 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.


Facilities
Curtin has technology-rich environments that immerse students in their courses. These learning spaces recreate real workplaces to enhance their study experience, helping them to graduate with practical experience that is applicable to the workplace.

For example, The Agency allows students to experience first-hand how major global brands monitor their digital presence while the stock market trading room provides them with access to an authentic trading room floor featuring the latest technology.

The simulated hospital ward allows health students to learn in a realistic hospital environment while the $32.5 million Curtin Engineering Pavilion Complex provides interactive visualisations of the building’s mechanical and chemical processes.


Flexible entry options

If students are unable to meet Curtin’s admission criteria, the University offers a range of flexible entry options to help students to qualify for a place on a bachelor degree course.

The UniReady Enabling Program is a short pathway program offered twice yearly that can lead to entry to a range of undergraduate courses, while enabling courses in science, engineering and health, and the Indigenous pre-medicine and health sciences enabling course provide pathways to engineering and science-based courses, and degrees in health and medicine.

Alongside the University, Curtin College offers various courses ranging from certificate IV to diploma level, which can help students gain eligibility to apply to Curtin.


Scholarships

A scholarship from Curtin can offer financial, academic and career support throughout domestic and international students’ studies. There is a range of options available, including scholarships for students experiencing financial hardship, merit-based scholarships for high achievers, as well as faculty-specific scholarships.


Exchange opportunities
Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and Mauritius, and partnerships with many universities across Europe, Asia and North America, providing opportunities for students to study part of their degree abroad and add a global dimension to their degree.

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
  • 2024
    #183
  • 2025
    #174

Student & Staff

Total students
21,767

14%
86%

International students
3,228

43%
57%

Total faculty staff
1,674

1006
668

Total students
21,767

14%
86%

International students
3,228

43%
57%

Total faculty staff
1,674

668
1006
2024
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

Curtin University EN