Reputation and rankings
Curtin is globally recognised for its strong connections with industry, high-impact research and a wide range of innovative courses.
Top one per cent in the world
Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020.
Second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering
Curtin is ranked second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.
A leader in research
95 per cent of our research output was rated at or above world standard in the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia results.
Top 5 nationally for Hospitality & Tourism Management
ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020 ranks Curtin in the Top 50 universities worldwide in the field of Hospitality & Tourism Management, and 5th in Australia.
Impressive rankings in Health
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 ranks Curtin’s Nursing course equal 11th in Australia, while Psychology at Curtin ranked equal 9th nationally in the reputable 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings (THEWUR) by Subject.
Excelling in Science and Engineering
In the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020, Curtin ranked 1st in Australia for Mathematics, 2nd in Australia for Earth Sciences and 2nd in Australia for Chemical Engineering.
Top 25 globally in Architecture
Curtin is ranked in the top 25 universities in the world for the field of Architecture in the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP) 2019-2020.
Producing highly employable graduates
We collaborate with some of the most innovative companies in Australia and internationally, to ensure our research and education is relevant and that you graduate highly employable.
WA’s best graduate outcomes
The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey showed Curtin to have the highest rate of undergraduates finding full-time employment after graduation.
Curtin graduates also received the highest median salary of WA university graduates.
Rated 5 stars
The Good Universities Guide 2022 showed Curtin achieved a 5 star status for student demand, teaching quality, and learning resources.
Western Australia’s most preferred university
Around half of Western Australia’s undergraduate applicants nominate Curtin University as their first preference.
In 2019, 53.3 per cent of the state’s undergraduate applicants chose Curtin.
Pride in diversity
Curtin has forged a strong reputation as one of the most diverse universities in Australia.
Our diversity is supported by our Diverse Sexuality and Gender Identity Inclusion Strategy which focuses on enhancing Curtin’s inclusiveness of staff, students and community who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex.
Committed to reconciliation
In 2008, Curtin was the first Australian teaching and research institution to develop and implement a Reconciliation Action Plan.
In 2018, Curtin’s third Reconciliation Action Plan achieved Elevate status, the highest endorsement within Reconciliation Australia’s framework.
We’ve forged strong ties with the local community through a range of endeavours including our community radio station Curtin FM and the John Curtin Gallery, one of Western Australia’s major public art galleries.
History of the University
We have long been recognised as a leader in tertiary education.