Curtin University is a public university based in Perth. It is named after John Curtin, Prime Minister of Australia from 1941 to 1945, and is the largest university in Western Australia, with 60,000 students. Curtin University is a member of the Australian Technology Network (ATN).
Curtin is globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and a wide range of innovative courses.
The university comprises four main faculties and over 95 specialist centres.
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Science and Engineering
#194 in the World, QS World University Rankings 2022
#201-300 in the World, Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021
#251-300 in the World, Times World University Rankings 2022
Rankings by Subject
QS World University Rankings 2021
No 14 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Accounting and Finance
No 12 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Agriculture & Forestry
No 5 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Architecture & Built Environment
No 15 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Business and Management
No 8 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Chemistry
No 11 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Communication & Media Studies
No 13 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Economics
No 11 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Education & Training
No 7 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Civil & Structural Engineering
No 11 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Electrical & Electronic Engineering
No 13 in Australia and 201-250th in the World for Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing Engineering
No 1 in Australia and 2nd in the World for Mineral & Mining Engineering
No 4 in Australia and 44th in the World for Petroleum Engineering
No 13 in Australia and 172nd in the World for Engineering & Technology
No 12 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Environmental Sciences
No 12 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Geography
No 4 in Australia and 43rd in the World for Geology
No 5 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Geophysics
No 15 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Law & Legal Studies
No 8 in Australia and 101-150th in the World for Materials Sciences
No 9 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Mathematics
No 9 in Australia and 182nd in the World for Natural Sciences
No 11 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Nursing
No 12 in Australia and 251-300th in the World for Pharmacy & Pharmacology
No 10 in Australia and 151-200th in the World for Psychology
No 16 in Australia and 265th in the World for Social Sciences & Management
No 12 in Australia and 51-100th in the World for Sports Related Subjects
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021
#3 in Australia and #42 in the World for Hospitality & Tourism Management
#12 in Australia and #51-75 in the World for Nursing
#7 in Australia and #101-150 in the World for Psychology
#3 in Australia and #201-300 in the World for Mathematics
#2 in Australia and #39 in the World for Earth Sciences
#3 in Australia and #76-100 in the World for Chemical Engineering
Curtin achieved a 5 star status for student demand, teaching quality, and learning resources, The Good Universities Guide 2022
Curtin Perth Campus
Curtin’s largest campus, Curtin Perth, is located in the suburb of Bentley, about six kilometres south-east of central Perth.
In close proximity to everything Perth has to offer, it boasts 116 hectares of bold architecture nestled amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. Thousands of students fill the campus grounds every day of semester, creating a vibrant, multicultural atmosphere.
Over the past decade, the campus has undergone some major changes, with a variety of stunning modern buildings now interspersed with the original 1960s architecture. The majority of Curtin courses are delivered on this campus.
Curtin Murray Street Campus
Curtin Murray Street, in Perth’s central business district, is home to the Curtin Graduate School of Business and Curtin Law School.
Located in a refurbished 1894 building in the heart of the Perth’s central business district, the Curtin Graduate Business School allows for close engagement with the business sector. Offering postgraduate courses in business administration and leadership, the school comes alive at night when students finish their day jobs and migrate to the classroom. Courses run in the evenings and at weekends.
Close by, Curtin Law School allows law students to undertake some of their studies in close proximity to Perth’s law courts. Students can gain practical professional legal skills in the in-house legal clinic where they meet with and prepare advice for small business clients, and can also take part in simulated court proceedings at the high-tech moot court facility situated within the building.
Curtin St Georges Terrace Campus
Curtin’s premises at 137 and 139 St Georges Terrace strengthen it’s links with industry partners and reconnects with graduates working in the area through learning opportunities for business professionals and postgraduate students.
Curtin Kalgoorlie Campus
Kalgoorlie is the base of operations for the globally renowned WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering.
The historic mining town of Kalgoorlie is located in the Goldfields region of Western Australia, approximately 600 kilometres east of Perth. The town was established in 1893 when gold was first discovered there, and today it remains an important centre for the state’s mining industry.
Curtin Kalgoorlie is located next to the Central Business District, with student housing a short walk away, providing a strong community atmosphere.
The campus specialises in mining and metallurgy, but also offers courses in health, education and commerce.
Curtin Midland forms a key component of the state government’s plan to transform Midland’s historic Workshops Precinct into a medical and education hub.
The three-storey Curtin Midland features contemporary learning spaces and immersive simulation-based environments for health science disciplines. The facility is predominantly used by medicine and allied health students carrying out clinical placement in nearby health facilities.
The campus is well located to strengthen Curtin’s relationship with health services and community agencies in Perth’s eastern region.