*details are correct as of November 2023
- public research university
- Curtin is young university and has been climbing rapidly through the world rankings in recent years
- The largest university in Western Australia with 58,000+ students
- 30% international
- Main campus in Perth, Australia
- Global campuses in Dubai, Singapore, Mauritius and Malaysia
- Perth is a safe, prosperous and multicultural city build along both the Swan River and the Indian Ocean
- Australia’s 4th largest city – lower living costs than Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
- Same time zone (GMT+8) as Beijing, Singapore, Hong Kong, Manila, and Kuala Lumpur.
- One of the world’s sunniest cities with stunning beaches, beautiful parks and gardens, and great outdoor lifestyle year round.
- Excellent transport system of trains and buses. Perth is also pretty flat and there is a superb system of designated bike lanes through the city and the suburbs.
- 4 faculties: Business and Law, Science and Engineering, Health Sciences, Humanities
- Excellent reputation for graduate employment – very future focused and strong industry connections. Most courses have a Capstone project or internship requirement
- Flagship programme is Engineering – a 4 year honours degree. Students have to specify which type of engineering on application but the first year is common for all engineering students and there is the possibility to switch when moving into Year 2.
- 1st in Australia for mining studies – 2nd globally (Colorado School of Mines = No. 1 in 2023)
- Also very strong in geology, geosciences, agriculture, computing, and health sciences – nursing is particularly popular and competitive. Curtin also offers a nursing conversion course for those who have qualified and gained experience in another country – highly competitive / July intake only
- The programmes in the Business and Law, and Humanities faculties offer students more flexibility to take classes outside their main major – they can take minors from another faculty or a selection of electives.
- Double majors and majors plus two minors are possible.
- Bachelor of Multidisciplinary Sciences – students have a choice of studying one of four majors: Computational Sciences, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Engineering Science or Physical Sciences, from a interdisciplinary perspective.
- Bachelor of Innovation – a exciting new programme designed by Curtin Business School to support the development of next-generation innovators. The course integrates the skills that the World Economic Forum has identified as ‘non-negotiable’ for the 21st century.
- Curtin College offers foundation pathways that support students to transition into Year 2 of their chosen degree programme. Available in Engineering, Computing and IT, Health Sciences, Architecture and Construction, Business and Commerce, and Communications, Arts, Design and Social Sciences.
- Students can apply directly online or through a university-approved agent in their home country (this is particularly recommended for students coming from countries that have more complicated visa requirements. A list of recommended agents is on the university website)
- Entry points in February and July – course dependent
- The application deadline depends on a student’s home country as it will take longer for students from certain countries to arrange study visas
- Documents required: passport, transcript, diploma, visa, English Language requirements.
- No undergraduate programmes have any additional application requirements – portfolios, personal statements, letters of recommendation, etc.
- International Fee Calculator
- Merit Scholarship – 25% tuition fee reduction on 1st year fees only. No separate application is required and students are told if they have received a merit scholarship when they receive an offer.
- Scholarship Finder
- Students can work for up to 48 hours per fortnight during term time and full time during vacations
- Students are not guaranteed university accommodation, but it is available on campus and should be applied for separately.
- The housing market in Perth is tight and it can be challenging to find accommodation independently.
- Curtin Perth offers a range of accommodation within a 5-10 minute walk of the centre of campus. St Catherine’s has 1000 beds and offers a catered option (between 7-21 meals per week). Weekly cleaning and wifi are included.
- 100+ student clubs and many volunteering opportunities and social activities are on offer
- Students can play sports socially or compete at various levels all the way up to Curtin’s Elite Athletes program
- The Curtin Student Guild coordinates services and activities to represent students
- Curtin Extra provides official recognition for students who have made significant contributions to co-curricular programs.
- There is a student Medical Centre and Student wellbeing and advisory service on campus – including psychological and counselling services. Psychological and Counselling Service does not charge any out-of-pocket expenses to students. However, all students must present a valid Medicare card or Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) card.