Working at Curtin
We are an innovative, global technology university known for our commitment to preparing students for jobs of the future, high-impact research and strong industry partnerships.
We are Western Australia’s largest university and one of Australia’s most global universities with campuses in Perth, Kalgoorlie, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius and Dubai.
Curtin boasts a rich and proud diversity of cultures across our students and staff, and a commitment to serving our communities and partners.
Curtin at a glance
Curtin’s existing strategy has provided a pathway for our university to position itself as a leading global university, ensuring that we:
- strengthen our capacity to be future looking;
- maintain a focus on excellence in everything we do;
- strive to be both industry-facing and industry-embedded;
- deepen our well-established culture of innovation;
- build life-long connections with an engaged alumni;
- further support our students, staff and community to promote the importance of our First Nations’ people and history, drive gender equity, and contribute to a fairer and more just society for all; and
- above all, be led by our five values of Integrity, Respect, Courage, Excellence and Impact.
As we get ready for our next phase, we are proud of having lived up to our ambitions set out four years ago in our 2017-2022 Strategic Plan.
We are confident in the path we have forged until now – in particular, our approach to global positioning, our engagement with, and service for, partners across sectors and communities and our aspiration to continue to drive excellence in research and teaching.
Flexible learning and teaching
We are proud of our diverse student body and our strong commitment to inclusiveness is a starting point for our learning strategies. Curtin is now the university of choice in Western Australia for high achieving and highly promising students from all backgrounds. We welcome students through multiple entry pathways, providing accelerated entry opportunities and scholarships.
Recognising the demand for lifelong learning, we are shaping our postgraduate offerings to be responsive and flexible to meet individual and industry needs and to strengthen our postgraduate profile.
Curtin embraces disruption and as new technologies are changing the way students learn and access knowledge, we deliver flexible and personalised educational offerings across on-campus, digital and blended delivery modes. Regardless of location, Curtin provides students with seamless, high quality experiences, underpinned by innovative curriculum design and new teaching approaches.
Our deep collaborations with industry help our students develop the skills that will be key to their ongoing professional and personal development, such as leadership, creativity and entrepreneurship. In addition, our global footprint and positioning offers international experiences that will develop students’ intercultural competencies and global perspectives.
We’re an innovative University
We’re a global University
Curtin is a global university, with campuses in Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius, as well as partnerships with more than 130 institutions worldwide.
Our strategy emphasizes our ambition to connect and collaborate across campuses in both teaching and research and to embed all Curtin localities in our day-to-day practices and our operating philosophy.
We have a comprehensive global market strategy to ensure we remain a university of choice for international students – whether they choose to enrol in Australia, at our offshore campuses, or engage with us online.
Curtin maintains strong, collaborative relationships with some of the most reputable institutions and organisations in the world to advance our teaching and research.
Read more about our partnerships with the University of Aberdeen, Fudan University and Stanford University below.
The Aberdeen-Curtin Alliance was established in 2017, combining 500 years of academic strength, history and tradition at Scotland’s University of Aberdeen with the youth, ambition and innovation of Curtin. It delivers high-impact research and innovative coursework programs across business, health sciences, medicine, engineering, energy and creative arts. It also incorporates the Global Energy Institute, to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing the energy sector.
The China Australia Writing Centre is a collaborative international program led jointly by Curtin and Fudan University in Shanghai. The centre brings together cross-disciplinary expertise from both institutions, including expertise in creative writing, literature studies, historical writing and journalism.
Curtin has signed an agreement with California’s prestigious Stanford University, allowing nominated business students to attend the Stanford International Honors Program. The annual, eight-week summer program gives students the opportunity to learn from leading business scholars and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.
Our campuses around the globe
Learn more about our campuses located in Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius below.
Curtin’s largest campus is located six kilometres south-east of central Perth in the suburb of Bentley. Since its establishment in 1967, the 116 hectare campus has undergone some very significant changes, with striking new buildings now interspersed with the brutalist architecture that defined its earlier years. Our new industry-connected precinct named ‘Exchange’ is a new hub to bring education, industry and community together. It reflects our vision to serve as the catalyst for innovation in Western Australia by combining technology-driven collaborative learning spaces with commercial offices as well as student accommodation, residential apartments and retail outlets. The $500 million first stage of construction is due for completion in 2022.
We also operate, and seek to grow, our presence from four refurbished heritage buildings in the Perth central business district. On Murray Street, the Curtin Graduate Business School delivers postgraduate business courses and the nearby Curtin Law School prepares students for the legal profession in close proximity to Perth’s law courts and practice. On St Georges Terrace two adjacent buildings are used to deliver continuing and professional development programs, postgraduate courses and public events.
Curtin’s Kalgoorlie campus is around 600 km east of Perth, in the heart of the Goldfields region of Western Australia. It is the base of operations for the globally renowned WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering. Courses in health sciences, education and commerce can also be studied in Kalgoorlie through flexible study options.
Curtin Malaysia, situated on the north-west coast of Sarawak, opened in 1999 and was the first foreign university campus to be set up on the island of Borneo; a reflection of our reputation for excellence in South-East Asia.
Curtin Singapore, which opened in 2008, gives students access to a flexible, superb education in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Students enjoy high-quality facilities, highly qualified staff, innovative teaching methods and close links with industry practitioners.
Curtin Dubai, opened in 2017, provides flexible access to highly regarded programs for students in the Middle East, India, Africa and Central Asia, and will provide opportunities for students from other Curtin campuses to complete part of their studies in this dynamic global hub.
In 2018, Charles Telfair Institute (CTI), located at Moka, south-east of the Mauritian capital Port Louis, became an official campus of Curtin University. It is the latest evolution of a fourteen-year partnership with CTI, which had delivered Curtin courses to more than 2,300 students in the island nation.
Living in Perth
Perth – known as Boorloo by the Whadjuk Nyungar people – is a safe, prosperous and multicultural city set against the stunning backdrop of the Swan River. Australia’s fourth-largest city, Perth is also its sunniest state capital and has lower living costs than Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. It shares a time zone with a quarter of the world’s population, including global cities such as Beijing, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Optus Stadium, a new multipurpose venue, won the Prix Versailles 2019 Sports Award and was awarded the title of the most beautiful sporting facility in the world. Yagan Square, named after a 19th century Nyungar leader, is a meeting point for many, offering easy access to both new and established restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs, and a variety of global cuisine. Along the riverside, Elizabeth Quay offers many exciting seasonal events, while the Perth Festival is the oldest international arts festival in Australia.
Kings Park is one of the largest inner-city parks in the world and showcases more than 3,000 species of WA’s unique flora. Caversham Wildlife Park has many Australian animals, including kangaroos you can handfeed. Only a short drive from the CBD are many iconic beaches such as Scarborough and Cottesloe. The idyllic Rottnest Island, just a short ferry ride away, is one of the world’s last homes of the cute and friendly quokka.
In the Mediterranean climate of the south-west lies Margaret River, a world-class wine-making and surf region. In the north lies Ningaloo Reef, famous for its snorkel sites and whale shark tours. Further in the tropical north, the Kimberley Region boasts a stunning array of ancient gorges and national parks.