Institution at a glance:
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Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university with Australia’s third largest international student population.
Around 60,000 students from more than 130 countries study a Curtin degree, at locations including Perth, Margaret River, Kalgoorlie, Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore. Our cultural diversity adds a rich and valuable dimension to the campus atmosphere, preparing all graduates to live and work effectively in an increasingly global environment.
We offer a range of industry-aligned undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, humanities, health, engineering and related sciences. We also have a long-standing focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and culture, supported by our Centre for Aboriginal Studies.
Curtin is widely recognised for its practical research that is focused on solving timely, real-world problems. In recent years our research activity has grown significantly, driving our rapid rise up the international university rankings.
As a university that never settles, we will continue to develop existing partnerships and establish new ones in areas relevant to our research and teaching.
Research and teaching
72 per cent of Curtin’s top 200 courses now have elements of transformed learning, including the ‘flipped classroom’.
In 2014 Curtin’s third MOOC – Participating in the Digital Age – was launched.
Since 2010, our UniReady Enabling Course enrolments have increased 534 per cent and course completions have increased 674 per cent. Growth from 2013 to 2014 was 77 per cent.
Curtin University’s rank in the 2014 Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) increased to 303 worldwide from 429 in 2013 – an unprecedented increase of 126 places.
Faculties & Schools
- Centre for Aboriginal Studies
- Curtin Business School
- Health Sciences
- Science and Engineering
Curtin Housing Services provide housing services to students and staff, with nearly 1,200 places available for student accommodation on or near the Bentley campus and an extensive database of private accommodation options. You can also find accommodation through local real estate agents or websites.