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 Australia Institute of Technology (WAIT) to a university with the passing of an Act of Parliament in December 1986, accepting its first students as a university in 1987.
The University's mission is to change minds, lives and the world through leadership, innovation and excellence in teaching and research.The University offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, humanities, health, resources, engineering and related sciences.
Curtin University is widely recognised for research that is firmly focused on solving real-world problems.Research at Curtin University is conducted by academic staff and postgraduate research students supported by the Office of Research & Development.Curtin’s research strengths are concentrated around four broad themes:
Curtin graduates achieve more than just great marks.
The graduates are passionate and enthusiastic about their chosen industry. They think creatively and use their initiative to solve problems and they show a genuine desire to contribute to the community as a whole.
A one-stop shop of career advice and opportunity is available to Curtin students through the Curtin Career Centre.
The Centre - accessible from anywhere in the world - works with the university community and industry, to source work opportunities and develop services to assist students, staff and Alumni for up to 18 months after they graduate.
The CITS Service Desk is the campus's first contact point for IT questions and issues, handling phone calls, email and walk-in requests for services and support.
There are plenty of libraries on the campus, such as: Robertson Library, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library (JCPML), Curtin's WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library, Curtin Graduate School of Business Library etc.
Curtin students and staff can use any of the computers in the library (other than those labeled “Catalogue only”) to access the internet, email, OASIS or Blackboard.
Curtin’s Policies and Procedures are binding on students after enrolment, and it is their responsibility to become familiar with, and adhere to, these guidelines, including those relating to ICT.Information Security supports the University and its staff and students by developing strategies and monitoring compliance to ensure that information and information systems .
Curtin University provides a comprehensive health service to Curtin University students and staff.The department provide comprehensive general practice patient care including:
The suburb of Bentley, located about six kilometres south-east of central Perth, is home to Curtin’s main campus. In close proximity to everything Perth has to offer, it boasts 116 hectares of bold architecture nestled amongst beautiful landscaped gardens.Curtin Housing Services can provide self-catered and fully furnished accommodation for students, on or off the Bentley campus, however on-campus places are limited. Students can also find accommodation through local real estate agents or websites.
Curtin’s recreation and events complex, Curtin Stadium, offers you a variety of fitness and sporting options. The stadium has a main gym, women’s gym, group fitness classes and 23 registered and affiliated sports clubs catering for all levels of skills and experience.They can play tennis, football, soccer, cricket, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, netball, futsal, floorball, and compete in serious sports competitions or take part in evening social sports and fun, knock-out competitions.
There are plenty of Student Associations on campus. Their aim is to make life at university easier for students by offering support, representation, social and academic events.