Curtin College first enrolled students in 2000 and has positioned itself as the major pathway to Curtin University. This strong partnership between Curtin and the College allows students to experience studying in a university environment and on successful completion of the Diploma articulate to Curtin undergraduate courses. Since 2001 over 5,500 Curtin College graduates have entered the second year of Curtin Bachelor degree programs.
Curtin offers a unique international and cross-cultural learning experience with students from more than 105 countries. As a Curtin College student, you will be part of our diverse University community with access to a wide range of campus facilities.
The University offers a wide variety of courses across four facilities, and currently has a total of nearly 25,000 students on its Bentley Campus, of which 8,000 are international students. Curtin is committed to innovative, modern teaching methods and the highest academic standards. Curtin College shares Curtin University's commitments and will prepare you for a successful university experience.
I look forward to welcoming you to Curtin.
Professor Jeanette Hacket
Curtin was established in 1966 as the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT). It gained university status and was renamed Curtin University of Technology in 1987. John Curtin, from whom the University takes its name, is widely considered to be one of the country's greatest leaders. He was Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 to 1945, when he died in office.
Regardless of who you are or where you come from, you'll find Curtin to be a friendly and relaxed place where respect for one another is a part of everyday life. Curtin is a culturally diverse community where you will be accepted and treated fairly. The sheer population of the University means that there is not one definitive culture across the campuses but many, contributing to a lively environment where everyone is included. Curtin University prides itself on being recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in education and research.
As a student at Curtin College, you will study on campus at Curtin University, allowing you to get involved in university life from day one. You will also be entitled to access additional facilities on campus, including the libraries and purpose built Curtin Stadium.
At Curtin, everything is designed with one overarching goal in mind: to have a positive effect on students and the wider community, providing students with a welcoming environment that's founded on four core values:
With more than 10,000 international students studying in Australia, Curtin offers a unique cross-cultural experience. Students become part of an international network that provides social and academic support for a lifetime. As a Curtin student, you can participate in a variety of multicultural events that occur throughout the year.
Curtin has the highest number of indigenous students of any university in Australia. Our indigenous students come from all over the country to study at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies and we strive to provide relevant academic and personal support, as well as a strong sense of community.
Curtin is committed to ensuring that students with family responsibilities have full access to education, employment and other services. Curtin has a family-friendly environment to study and work by offering services to assist parents.
Curtin makes every effort to ensure that students with disabilities are able to participate in the same learning experience as students without disabilities. Over the years we've significantly improved our parking facilities, graded pathways, automated doorways, lifts, rest areas, toilet facilities and signage.
Curtin is a university with a global outlook. With well established campuses in Singapore and Malaysia, Curtin has more than 46,000 students studying all over the world. This includes over 10,000 international students from 120 countries.
Curtin is one of only two Western Australian universities to rank in the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Annual Ranking of World Universities (2011) and the Times Higher Education's 2011-2012 world university rankings. The 2012 Quacuarelli Symonds World Universities Ranking by Subject have listed Curtin among the top 200 universities in the world across nine categories, up from five in 2011. Curtin was named among the top 100 institutions in Chemical Engineering; Earth and Marine Sciences; Statistics and Operational Research; Education; and Accounting and Finance.
Curtin's MBA program received five stars from the Good Universities Guide 2012 for its corporate links and staff academic qualifications, and four stars for size of management facility and chances of getting a job.