Who we are

Curtin’s mission:

Curtin is committed to innovation and excellence in teaching and research, for the benefit of our students and the wider community.

Our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) commits to innovation and excellence in its actions for the benefit of our students and community; and further, makes Curtin accessible to people whose innovation and excellence might otherwise be denied or lost to the community. It builds on our values of social justice and inclusion, and equality of opportunity in education and employment for all.

We are Western Australia’s largest and most culturally diverse university, with more than 47,000 students and 3,500 staff. Our main campus is located in Bentley – six kilometres south of the centre of Perth, WA’s capital city. We have additional metropolitan campuses in the Perth CBD. We also have a strong commitment to our regional community, with campuses and education centres across WA, including at Kalgoorlie, Northam and Margaret River. Domestically, we also have a campus in the Sydney Central Business District.

Curtin has a strong commitment to international engagement, maintaining Australia’s third-largest international student population. We have offshore campuses in Malaysia and Singapore, and partnerships with more than 90 education institutions worldwide.

Our teaching areas include the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, and the following faculties: Curtin Business School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Humanities, and Faculty of Science and Engineering.

Our values are integrity, respect, courage, excellence and impact. We foster inclusion and encourage the development of graduates who are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to meet industry and workplace standards.

What we offer

Curtin offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences, and Indigenous studies. We’re also recognised for high-impact research across four defined and distinct areas of focus:

We have close links with business, industry, government and the community, and our courses have a strong practical focus, with many involving vocational or work experience components.

We strive for excellence in our core activities of teaching and learning and research and development.

Teaching and learning

Our aim is to develop graduates who are lifelong learners and who will make a positive contribution to society.

We are widely recognised for the practical and applied nature of our courses, which provide students with essential skills through exposure to industry and business. As a result, Curtin graduates are job-ready and prepared, with skills that enable them to make a genuine and positive influence in their chosen fields.


Through our research, we aspire to find creative solutions to significant problems. We are committed to contributing to the sustainable social, environmental and economic development of Western Australia and the broader national and international community though our strategy of research in partnership: building world-class capability in research and development through strategic alliances and partnerships.