Curtin University

201–250 th
World University Rankings 2021
=34 th
Young University Rankings 2020
Kent Street, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia, WA 6102, Australia

About Curtin University

Curtin is a vibrant, young university where ideas and cultures combine to create a place of enthusiasm, endeavour and achievement.

When you choose Curtin, you are choosing an innovative, global university with extensive industry connections and campuses in Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences.

You’ll learn in technology-rich environments and feel inspired by our high-impact research spanning many areas including astronomy and planetary science, emerging technologies, economics, health, minerals, energy and sustainability.


Curtin’s growing international reputation and research performance have seen it rise rapidly in international rankings. Curtin ranks in the 301 – 350th band in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THEWUR). The University ranks 57th out of over 300 universities in the Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019 and 55th in the Young University Rankings 2019.

In the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2018, Curtin was ranked within the top one per cent of universities globally.

Owing largely to the strength of the Curtin-administered WA School of Mines, Curtin is also top-ranked in the world in the fields of mineral and mining engineering, as well as earth and marine sciences.

Global connections

The University’s physical expansion has mirrored its forward-looking nature, with campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, as well as course delivery through more than 90 partner institutions worldwide. These connections provide opportunities for you to study part of your degree abroad and add a global dimension to your education.

Curtin is a member of edX, a massive open online course (MOOC) provider founded by Harvard University and MIT, which allows people anywhere in the world to study a short course from Curtin for free.


With a spirit of innovation, Curtin pushes the limits of understanding, solving problems for industry and society, and inspiring local, national and global communities. 

The University strikes a balance between research that solves defined problems for industry and society, and research that pushes the boundaries of understanding.

It leads a number of major international research projects in minerals and energy, defence, data analytics and emerging technologies, health sciences, astronomy, sustainable development and agriculture, and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

The University forges collaborations and shares knowledge across faculties, campuses and industry partnerships with a ‘big picture’ approach to research and transforming complex problems into innovative solutions that have far-reaching impact.

In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 assessment, Curtin University performed strongly, with 95 per cent of areas assessed at or above world class level. 

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Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market. Many of the university’s degrees are backed by national and international accreditation.

You’ll have access to a range of interdisciplinary services and facilities, leadership programs and industry placements. These give you practical skills and experience and broaden your career prospects, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. 

The University also incorporates work integrated learning activities in course curricula and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency. This enables you to graduate with skills and knowledge directly applicable to the workplace.


Curtin has a long history of supporting entrepreneurship and innovative ideas through a range of services for startup companies. Examples of world-firsts from Curtin include the Scanalyse technology for monitoring wear on mine equipment, high-definition ‘HiSeis’ 3D seismic equipment for mineral exploration and smart video surveillance software by iCetana. 

Across the Perth Campus, the Greater Curtin master plan is a transforming the campus into a vibrant and diverse community of undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, entrepreneurs and businesses, all in one place. It aims to enrich you study experiences through the construction of new teaching and learning facilities that encourage interactive and collaborative learning, and the refurbishment of existing learning spaces.

Campus life

Curtin’s campuses are hives of activity. Between classes you can enjoy a wide range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. You can expect to build life skills, join an international community and become part of a forward-thinking culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

Explore rankings data for Curtin University

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Key statistics

  • 20.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 32%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 52 : 48
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 30,130
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2021 World University Rankings



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