GPO Box U1987, Perth, Western Australia 6845 61 8 9266 9266
  • Academic staff 3 020
  • Affiliations ASAIHL
  • Campus Urban
  • Chancellor Dr Jim Gill AO
  • Established 1986
  • Location Bentley, W.A, Australia
  • Organisations Australian Technology Network
  • Postgraduates 9 625
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 35 365
  • Vice Chancellor Professor Jeanette Hacket AM
  • Vice principal
Curtin University (previously known as Curtin University of Technology) is a research intensive Australian university based in Perth, Western Australia. Curtin was conferred University status after the legislation was passed by the State Government of Western Australia in 1986. The University holds a global profile with additional campuses in regional Western Australia and at Miri, Sydney and Singapore. Curtin is one of only two Western Australian universities to rank in the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Annual Ranking of World Universities (2011). It is also one of the two Western Australian universities to rank in the Times Higher Education's 2011-2012 world university rankings. Curtin's Chemical Engineering program ranks amongst the best 100 in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings in 2011 and it's MBA program was rated #58 in the world by The Economist in 2011, and one of the top three in Australia.
Undergraduate courses, which usually lead to a bachelor degree, are for those who haven't previously graduated from university.
Agriculture, environment and sustainability
Architecture and construction
The arts and creative industries
Business, management and law
Culture, language and Indigenous
Engineering and mining
IT and computing
Science and mathematics
In addition to the main campus at Bentley, Curtin has two smaller campuses in the metropolitan area. The Graduate School of Business is located in the Central Business District at 78 Murray Street in the renovated former Government Printing Office-a listed building on the State Register of Heritage Places, and listed in the National Trust's List of Classified Places. The other campus is the Shenton Park Heath Research campus hosting NDRI (National Drug Research Institute). The University Departments of Exploration Geophysics and Petroleum Engineering are located at the co-location research facilities of the Australian Resources Research Centre which also houses offices of CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering and National Measurement Institute. The ARRC is located in the Technology Park, Kensington, which is adjacent to the main Bentley campus. Some University staff, researchers and students on practicum work in other locations such as the Oral Health Centre of WA (OHCWA) in Nedlands and at Royal Perth Hospital, amongst other organisations.