About Curtin

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017.

We are WA’s most preferred university and are globally recognised for our strong connections with industry, high-impact research and wide range of innovative courses. We are also WA’s largest and most multicultural university, welcoming more than 52,000 students, around a third of whom come from a country other than Australia.

Curtin graduates with a postgraduate degree earned the highest salaries among their graduate peers in Western Australia according to the 2018 Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) report.

Curtin locations

Our main campus is based in Perth, WA, but you could also study at one of our campuses in Kalgoorlie, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore. You can also add a global edge to your degree through our Study Abroad and Student Exchange programs.

Important dates

TISC applications typically open in August the year prior to course commencement. Some courses have different closing dates within TISC, so make sure to check the TISC calendar for detailed information.

To find out when direct applications to Curtin courses open and close, visit the Application deadlines page. Some courses have earlier application deadlines, so make sure you check the course information page for specific deadline details.

The Curtin Academic Calendar provides details of important dates relating to your study including teaching weeks, public holidays, exam periods and publication of results.

Our courses

Curtin offers more than 100 courses in applied, practical subjects which are designed with careers in mind. In many of our courses you will have the opportunity to apply your learning in a real-world industry environment before you graduate, giving you practical skills and knowledge valued by employers.

You can enrol in a single, double or postgraduate degree. Depending on your course, you can choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online. You can study our online courses through Curtin directly, or through Open Universities Australia – whatever suits your lifestyle.

If you don’t meet our admission criteria, there are still plenty of other ways to gain entry into Curtin.

Facilities and services

There are a range of facilities and services on campus to support you while studying. Food outlets, retail and banks make life easier and enjoyable while you are on campus.

In addition, there are various student and campus services available to assist with your learning and help you succeed.

Career support

As a Curtin student you can get involved in mentoring programs, voluntary work and industry placements to help you gain the knowledge and skills employers look for. For more information on our undergraduate careers support, visit the Curtin Careers, Employment & Leadership website.

Learning spaces

Our learning spaces are designed to provide an authentic experience of industry spaces and immerse you in your course like never before. These spaces will enhance your studies and help ensure you graduate with the experience you need.

Our learning spaces include:

Find out more about the Curtin Learning Experience.

Visit us

A range of opportunities exist for you to visit us on campus. Don’t miss out on discovering everything you need to know about university and the course you want to study.

Open Day

Curtin Open Day is our biggest event of the year and your chance to discover what it’s like to study at university. As you explore the campus, you’ll get to speak with staff and students about our courses, your career ambitions and the transition from high school to university. You can also check out the facilities that Curtin students enjoy and make the most of free entertainment and activities.

Campus visits

High school teachers can arrange for their students to take a tailored visit to our Perth campus. Campus visits are a great way for students to familiarise themselves with Curtin, and make them feel more comfortable about going to university.

Information sessions

Visit our events page to find out how your passions could lead to a successful career at one of our faculty specific information sessions.

If you are not currently in high school and are thinking about studying at university but aren’t sure where to start, our Mature Age Information Sessions offer guidance on all things university-related including entry pathways, career advice and support services.

International students please view the events in your country section at our International Future Students website for further information.

Have any questions about courses, admission criteria, bridging and enabling courses or anything else Curtin related? We can answer it.