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Discover Curtin University

Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, Curtin University is dedicated to helping innovators shape a better future.

For future students

Explore the campus, prepare for your arrival, and learn more about student experience and support at Curtin College.

Future Students

Why choose Curtin University?

Bring ideas to life at Western Australia’s most innovative uni

Curtin University is a popular study destination, globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and a wide range of innovative courses.

With over 58,000 students from around the globe, Curtin is ranked as one of the world’s most international universities and the 9th nationally in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

Curtin’s accredited and internationally recognised courses are delivered in a supportive, student-focused learning environment, allowing you to tailor your studies to your professional ambitions.

Curtin University is renowned for producing career-ready graduates who aspire to make tomorrow better. Courses have a practical focus to give you valuable real-world experience and increase your employability upon graduation. Learn from experienced teaching staff and benefit from exposure to industry through field trips, internships, practical assignments, guest lecturers and networking events.

Graduate career-ready

Collaborate with industry and broaden your skill set

Outstanding facilities at the university bring together Curtin researchers, industry, government, and the community to work on many high-impact research projects. These global collaborations drive innovation in key sectors such as business, mining and health. They can provide you with unique opportunities as a student, including access to real business and research, employer networks and new experiences.

The wide range of professional skills and challenges will broaden your perspectives and prepare you for a career anywhere in the world. Curtin has partnerships with more than 90 institutions worldwide, including Alcoa, Alzheimer’s Australia, Bankwest, BHP Billiton, Cancer Council Western Australia, Chevron, CSIRO, Rio Tinto, the Water Corporation and Woodside.

By collaborating with some of the largest companies in Australia and internationally, Curtin ensures its research and education is relevant so you can graduate highly employable. In the Good Universities Guide 2021, Curtin received a five star rating (out of five) for learner engagement and skills development.

As a graduate, you will belong to a thriving Curtin alumni and build valuable connections to help you succeed in today’s competitive global market. The Curtin Alumni Community spans over 155 countries and comprises more than 190,000 Curtin graduates worldwide.

Facts & figures

Curtin University by the numbers

  • The University is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2022  and has risen to 193rd in the world in the QS World University Ranking 2023.
  • Curtin University climbed 14 places to a rank of 206th  in the world and remains 9th in Australia in the 2020-2021 University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP).
  • The University also jumped 35 places in the 2019 CWTS Leiden Ranking and is now positioned at 284th in the world and 9th in Australia.
  • In the Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2019, Curtin University features in 37 of the 54 subjects ranked, with seven subjects in the top 100 in the world. It is 2nd in the world for Mining & Mineral Engineering and is ranked in the top 10 in Australia for 24 subjects, the highest being 2nd for Mathematics and equal 2nd for Chemical Engineering.
  • Curtin University’s ranking has risen in eight subject areas in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
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