Start your career at Curtin
Curtin University is the largest university in Western Australia. With undergraduate, postgraduate and research opportunities available, Curtin's courses come with international recognition and a global perspective, so our students are recognised and sought after by employers worldwide.
Study at Curtin
Curtin's flagship Bentley Campus is in Perth, and we have multiple campuses located in Singapore, Sarawak (Malaysia) and Sydney. Collectively, Curtin's campuses enrol more than 46,000 students from over 110 countries. With established links to 90 international institutions in more than 40 countries, Curtin students have great potential to enhance their career development, travel and study prospects.
Reach your potential
In recent years, Curtin has invested heavily in advanced teaching and research facilities to provide students with contemporary learning experiences and opportunities. These include:
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Perth is the capital city of Western Australia and is recognised internationally for offering an amazing standard of living to both its visitors and residents. The largest Australian state, Western Australia maintains strong relationships with neighbouring countries and is a gateway to Asian cities. Residents of Perth enjoy more hours of sunshine than any other Australian capital city.
Perth's attractions are many and varied-sunny blue skies, a comfortable climate, popular bars and restaurants, all types of shops and services, cinemas, theatres, music venues, international food courts, sports facilities, excellent public transport, and many more.
In 2011, Perth hosted the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), a biennial meeting of global Commonwealth leaders. The event showcased the state's culture and economy, which has remained buoyant in the face of the recent global financial crisis. Western Australia's mining and resources industries continue to thrive, heralding international projects, strong employment figures and a rise in construction activity. In 2011, the value of Western Australia's mining and petroleum industry reached a record A$107 billion, with growth set to continue.
Service and facilities
Curtin has established four areas of research strength: health, information communication technology and emerging technologies, minerals and energy, and sustainable development. The multidisciplinary and collaborative native of Curtin's research programs is made possible not only by the University's solid research partnerships with industry, but also by the diversity of high-impact research centres and institutes.
In 2010, the Australian Government conducted an Excellence in Research survey of higher education institutions throughout the country. At the four-digit Field of Research level, Curtin achieved ratings of four and five-above and well above world standard-for analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, geochemistry, geology, curriculum and pedagology, medical microbiology and cultural studies. Overall, Curtin achieved world standard or higher rankings in 20 discipline groups.
For more information, visit our research website.
In March 2011, dedicated Curtin University graduate Liz Gosling won the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award for her services to local government. During her former role as an operational manager in Islington, Liz implemented legislation to protect children in care and established a reviewing service that became recognised in the UK for its high standards and innovation. Liz graduated from Curtin with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Social Work) in 1980 and has over 30 years' experience in her field.
Curtin Business School
Curtin Business School (CBS) is one of the largest and most innovative business schools in the region. With 21 single majors and over 54 double majors within the Bachelor of Commerce program, CBS offers courses that are flexible, relevant and tailored to meet the needs of our rapidly changing business environment. The school is home to innovative facilities such as the CBS Trading Room, the only facility of its kind at any Western Australian university, and Curtin Business Club.
Science and Engineering
Science and Engineering is one of the largest faculties within Curtin, with students enrolled in more than 200 courses at levels ranging from bachelor to doctorate. These include major areas such as engineering, agriculture, computing, mining, physics, chemistry, and mathematics education.
Educating the oil and gas professionals of the future, Curtin's petroleum engineering courses prepare students for a career in the upstream petroleum industry. Programs are offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with graduates immediately employable in the industry due to a global shortage of qualified petroleum engineers.
Bolstered by strong industry links, professional recognition, course relevance and fascinating local geology, Curtin's geosciences courses benefit from investments into student facilities, including the contemporary new Spatial Sciences Studio. Recognised for its sophisticated geosciences programs in the 2010 Excellence in Research for Australia survey of Australian higher education institutes, Curtin achieved the highest possible ranking for the earth sciences discipline overall and for the sub-discipline of geology, indicating outstanding performance well above world standard.
Curtin has one of the largest and most comprehensive health science facilities in the Asia-Pacific region, educating more health professionals than any other university in WA. The Faculty of Health Sciences offers many courses that are accredited nationally and internationally recognised, and is committed to providing extensive practical experience for students in real settings such as private practices, hospitals and specialist clinics. With a recent A$9 million investment into occupational therapy teaching and learning facilities, the faculty is the first in Australia to introduce an interprofessional curriculum that approaches each discipline holistically rather than individually.
Courses from the Faculty of Humanities are applied, creative and relevant to contemporary society. The faculty caters for students interested in areas of study such as social sciences, architecture, design, mass communication, teaching, Asian languages, English, social work, art, construction, records management, library studies and multimedia design. Students have access to excellent facilities, including an on-campus theatre, art gallery, student newspaper, radio station, and film and television studio.
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