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Curtin University

Curtin University

Top reasons to study here

  • Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2022.
  • 95 per cent of our research output was rated at or above world standard in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia results.
  • Curtin has been ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for seven years straight.


In 1987 Curtin University of Technology became Western Australia’s third university and Australia’s first university of technology. Curtin made the transition from the Western Australian Institute of Technology to a university with the passing of an Act of Parliament in December 1986, accepting its first students as a university in 1987. 


Whether you’re starting your first degree, or progressing your career; it all starts with a world-class degree from Curtin.  

Curtin University study areas: 

  • Agriculture, environment and sustainability 

  • Architecture and construction 

  • Arts and creative industries 

  • Business, management and law 

  • Culture, society and Indigenous   

  • Education 

  • Engineering, mining and related technologies 

  • Health 

  • Information technology 

  • Physical science and mathematics 


Across all our research areas, we aim to strike a balance between demand-driven research, which solves defined problems for industry and society, and researcher-driven research, which is characterised by a desire to push the limits of understanding.

Our research is broad in scope, encompassing a range of fields in science, engineering, health, society, business and more.

We can assist you in myriad ways, from product testing and benchmarking, to translating new ideas and creating marketable products. You’ll have expertise at your fingertips, and access to multi-disciplinary networks and specialised facilities. There are also opportunities for investment, licensing, mentoring and employment.


Curtin University has ranked third equal highest median full-time undergraduate salary in Australia and is Western Australia’s best performing public university for students finding full-time work after graduation (2021 Graduate Outcomes Survey).  

Curtin emphasises work-integrated learning in our courses so that you can graduate with industry experience and be a step ahead in commencing your career. The excellence and extent of our industry partnerships and accreditations is testament to our belief in the value of university–industry collaboration. You’ll have access to leadership programs, internships and clinical placements, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.  

Distance Learning Courses

Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Education & Training (2)
Engineering & Technology (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)

Student services

There are also lots of opportunities for you make the most of your student experience and make lifelong friends.Our support services include:

  • Student wellbeing advisors who are here to help when you’re struggling with a personal or study issue.
  • Social workers who can assist you in developing practical strategies to help you overcome life’s challenges.
  • Multi faith services support the religious, faith and spiritual needs of Curtin students through a specialised team of chaplains and student clubs.
  • Conversational Help and Support programs which are designed to help improve your conversational English.
  • Accommodation Coaches are available online to help you with your search for off-campus accommodation.

Housing services

Explore a diverse range of student accommodation options at our Curtin Perth campus, all located within a five-to-ten-minute walk from the centre of campus.

Our first college, offering an all-inclusive university living experience, welcomed its first students in 2022. St Catherine’s support students throughout the different stages of their studies and offer a range of room types.

Across the road from Curtin Perth, close to shops and restaurants, Erica Underwood House provides convenient accommodation for students.

Located opposite Curtin Stadium, at Guild House you can choose to live in a six or four-bedroom apartment. A range of options are available, including double rooms.

Library services

Curtin University Library is a library with great heart that empowers great minds. We are an enabler of success for our clients by providing inspiration and service excellence. We have an anticipatory, future-focused approach in our work which continually fosters creativity and innovation. 

ICT services

Curtin has guest Wi-Fi accounts for visitors who are not able to connect to the eduroam network. These guest accounts allow a visitor to connect to the CurtinGuest wireless network and access the Internet. There is no email facility attached to the account, but you may access a third party web-based email provider.  

Campus life

Over the years, our physical expansion has mirrored our forward-looking nature and responsiveness to the changing needs of our students, partners and the broader communities we serve. 

Our largest campus, Curtin Perth, is located in the suburb of Bentley, about six kilometres from Perth city. It’s a place of inspiration, technology-rich learning spaces, high impact research and exciting activities. All courses are available at Curtin Perth. 

Curtin Murray Street, in Perth’s central business district, is home to the Curtin Law School, strengthening our links with the legal profession and the commercial heart of Western Australia.  

Sports facilities

We offer competitive gym memberships for students, staff and the local community.

Social Sport is a simple and fun way to keep active and is open to students, staff and the local community.

Enjoy over 40 group fitness classes, available for any fitness level.


Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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