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