Curtin University, PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

    Perth, Western AustraliaLocation
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    EStd 1966established year

    Curtin University, Australia: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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    Established in 1966, Curtin University is located in Australia and has 9 campuses at 5 locations all over the globe including Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and others. The university’s Australian campuses include Perth, Kalgoorlie, Midland, Murray Street and St. Georges Terrace. The university also has 80+ partner institutions and 90 exchange partnerships around the globe in over 20 countries for higher education in Australia.

    Curtin University is a global university offering its students with undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The university currently enrols 57,784 students, out of which 25% are international students coming from around 100 countries all over the world. Thus, it has developed a strong reputation as one of the most diverse universities in Australia. Curtin is the first choice of around half of Western Australia’s undergraduates.

    Curtin University recently got ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2020. The university enjoys 5 star rating for its excellent teaching quality, early career salary, skill development, learning and overall experience as per the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    Curtin University Rankings

    The latest rankings of Curtin University are as follows:

    • #2 QS World University Rankings by Subject, Mineral and Mining engineering
    • #217 QS World University Rankings 2021
    • #174 Best Global Universities by U.S. News and World Report 2021
    • #11 Best Global Universities in Australia/ New Zealand by U.S. News and World Report 2021
    • 201-250th World University Rankings by Times Higher Education 2021


    Type Public
    Establishment Year 1966
    Campus Setting Urban
    Location Perth, Australia
    Campuses Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Mauritius
    On-campus Accommodation Available
    Total Enrolment (full-time) 57,784
    Mode of Program Full-time and part-time
    Accepted English Proficiency Test Scores IELTS/PTE/TOEFL/Cambridge English
    Financial Aid Scholarships
    Work Study Available
    Official Website

    Top Programs in Curtin University

    • Curtin University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as research opportunities to students.
    • Programs are offered in 10 major subject areas that include agriculture, environment and sustainability, architecture and construction, arts and creative industries, business, management and law, culture, society and indigenous, education, engineering, mining and related technologies, health, information technology, and physical science and mathematics.
    • The university is internationally recognised for the Mineral and Mining Engineering programs which ranks 2nd in the world by QS World University Rankings subject wise rankings.
    • Curtin Business School is counted among the group of elite business schools with AACSB as well as EQUIS accreditation.
    • The department of Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability is home to the only Bachelor of Agribusiness program in Western Australia.
    • The Earth and Marine Sciences program offered by the physical science and Mathematics department ranks in the top 50 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021.
    • Curtin Medical School is ranked 1st in Australia for its offerings and teaching and learning opportunities in 2021 Good Universities Guide.
    • Some other popular areas of study include Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Geosciences, Energy and Fuel, Public, Environmental and Occupational Health, Chemistry, Economics and Business, etc.
    Program Fees Per Annum
    M.Sc Computer Science $22,218
    M.I.B $20,700
    M.Eng Management $37,467
    Master of Architecture $22,563
    B.Eng Mechanical Engineering $24,909

    Curtin University Campus and Residence

    • The university has a number of campuses in and outside Australia, the oldest campus being Curtin University at Perth.
    • Curtin has campuses in Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius, and Singapore.
    • Located on the beautiful west coast of Australia, Curtin University in Perth is more affordable than other cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
    • More than 1,000 places are available on campus for students to stay. Both single and shared accommodations are available, with supermarkets, restaurants and shops within walking distance.
    • On-campus accommodation is always in high demand, so priority is given to students new to Perth.
    • Off-campus residential options are available to students as well. There are many alternatives for accommodation ranging from homestays to shared rentals.

    Curtin University Application Process

    Students seeking admission to Curtin University can apply directly through the official university website or an international agent in their home country. It is important for students to translate all the documents not issued in English through recognised translators in Australia. It is also to be noted by students that their English proficiency test scores should not be any older than 2 years or else the scores would not be accepted.

    How to Apply?

    The application process and requirements for both undergraduate and graduate applicants is almost similar. Given below are the application process details for both undergraduate and graduate international students:

    Application Portal: Online application or via an agent

    Application Fee: None mentioned

    Application Deadlines: February 5

    Admission Requirements: The documents to be submitted by both international undergraduate and graduate applicants are as follows:

    • Certified copies of qualifications
    • Description of grading system
    • Documents issued in language other than English must be submitted with translations
    • Proof of English language proficiency
    • Supplementary documents
    • Identification documents such as copy of passport

    English Language Requirements

    The minimum accepted test scores required as proof of English language proficiency are as follows:

    Exam Minimum Requirements
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 58
    TOEFL-iBT 79
    TOEFL-PBT 570 and 4.5 in TWE

    Curtin University Cost of Attendance

    International students need to keep in mind the cost of their tuition and accommodation that will need to be prepared for their study in Australia.

    Department Name First Year Indicative Fee (2021)
    Business, Management and Law 29,200- 30,000 AUD
    Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability 33,300- 33,700 AUD
    Engineering and Mining 35,100- 35,700 AUD
    Physical Sciences and Mathematics 31,600- 38,000 AUD
    Health 34,300- 38,200 AUD
    Arts and Creative Industries 29,200- 29,600 AUD
    Information Technology and Computing 32,100- 34,700 AUD
    Education 30,500- 31,500 AUD
    Architecture and Construction 30,200- 33,200 AUD

    Cost of Accommodation at Curtin University

    The cost of living is highly dependable on the type of accommodation opted for. There are a lot of affordable housing options in Australia, like homestays, shared rentals and guest houses. Students need to be aware of the extra expenses too, other than their tuition.

    Both on-campus and off-campus living arrangements are available if considering studying at Curtin University. Living in Perth is significantly less expensive depending on the lifestyle of the student.

    Type of Accommodation Rent per Week
    Hostel/ Guest House 90- 150 AUD
    Shared Rental 85- 215 AUD
    On-campus 152- 336 AUD
    Homestay 235- 325 AUD
    Rental 165-440 AUD

    Curtin University Scholarships/Financial Aid

    • Curtin University offers innovative scholarships to international students amounting up to 25% of the first-year tuition fee.
    • Apart from the university scholarships, there are many scholarships provided by the Australian Government for international students studying in Australia.
    • Details of some of the Curtin International Scholarships are given below:
    Scholarship Requirements Amount
    Merit Scholarship High achieving international students. 25% of first year tuition
    Australian Year 12 Scholarships Awarded to high achieving undergraduate students who have completed Australian high school qualification in Australia or overseas. 25% of first year tuition
    Destination Australia Scholarship High achieving postgraduate students enrolled in mining and metallurgy programs at the Kalgoorlie campus. 15,000 AUD per year
    Alumni and Family Scholarship International students who have personal ties to Curtin University such as a family member of an enrolled student. 25% of first year tuition

    Curtin University Placements

    Given below is the average salaries according to the degree program for students graduating from Curtin University based on the latest Emolument report:

    Program/ degree Average salary (AUD)
    MBA 201,000
    Executive Masters 168,000
    BBA 160,000
    Masters in Finance 103,000
    Masters in Management 109,000
    Other Bachelor’s 102,000

    Curtin University is known for its connections to industry experts. It ranks no. 1 in terms of graduate outcomes and has 5 star rating for starting salary, skill development and overall experience by the Good University Guide 2021. The university also provides its students with career support in the form of career planning services, internships, work-integrated learning, practical learning, etc. Students can get internship opportunities with one of the many partners of the university such as BHP, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, Fremantle Football Club, Bankwest, Chevron, CSIRO and others.

    Master of Architecture [M.Arch]

    full time | Course Based
    $ 22,5631st YEAR

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jul 23

    Application Deadline

    $ 24,9091st YEAR

    4 years

    Course Duration

    Jul 23

    Application Deadline



    9 / 10

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Feb 06

    Application Deadline

    2 years

    Course Duration

    Jul 23

    Application Deadline

    $ 37,4671st YEAR

    1 year

    Course Duration

    Jul 23

    Application Deadline

    Degree Available

    Curtin University Overview

    Insitution type
    Student Population
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $20,217 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    19 : 1

    Curtin University comparison

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    programsUG Programs -130
    PG Programs -66
    UG Programs -38
    PG Programs -51
    Doctorate Programs -2
    UG Programs -112
    PG Programs -51
    Doctorate Programs -13
    UG Programs -151
    PG Programs -48
    UG Programs -98
    PG Programs -53
    Doctorate Programs -4
    UG Programs -138
    PG Programs -55
    Doctorate Programs -34
    UG Programs -55
    PG Programs -27
    acceptance rate49.0 %38.0 %- %- %- %22.0 %- %
    exam scoreGRE - 315
    GMAT - 550
    PTE - 62.5
    TOEFL - 94
    IELTS - 7.5
    GRE - 316
    PTE - 69.5
    GMAT - 675
    IELTS - 7.5
    TOEFL - 101
    GMAT - 675
    PTE - 63
    TOEFL - 97
    IELTS - 7.5
    GMAT - 600
    IELTS - 7.5
    PTE - 62
    GRE - 315
    GMAT - 650
    PTE - 74
    TOEFL - 95
    IELTS - 7.5
    GMAT - 675
    PTE - 66
    TOEFL - 99
    IELTS - 7.5
    GMAT - 675
    GRE - 315
    PTE - 62
    TOEFL - 96
    IELTS - 7.5
    cost to studyAverage Tuition Fees   20217 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   22356 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 15715 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   25673 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   27117 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 20451 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   20286 USD
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    Average Tuition Fees   26882 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 21491 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   25102 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   27643 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 20192 USD Per Year
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    Average Tuition Fees   26496 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 27842 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   23416 USD
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    Average Tuition Fees   25175 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 13748 USD Per Year
    Average Tuition Fees   22190 USD
    [For UG Program]
    Average Tuition Fees   33286 USD
    [For PG Program]
    Hostel + Meal - 19734 USD Per Year
    placement (average package)

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 251 – 300; Sectors paying the highest salary to graduates are HR, Media & Communications, Finance; MBA: 146,000 USD per annum; BBA: 122,000 USD per annum; Masters in Management: 83,000 USD per annum

    Graduate employability ranking: #151-160,
    LLM: $127,000;
    MBA: $117,000

    Top paying sectors are IT & Software Development, Compliance, AML, KYC and Monitoring, and Management; Average annual salary are Bachelors – 76,000 USD, MS – 68,000 USD, BS - 36,000 USD, MBA – 32,000 USD

    Graduate Employability Ranking 2020: 301 – 500; Top paying degree along with their annual salary are: MBA – 128,000 USD; Masters in Finance – 81,000 USD; BBA – 73,000 AUD

    Graduate Employability Ranking- #271; Highest paid degrees- MBA (131,000 USD); Masters (93,000 USD); Masters in Finance (88,000 USD); Bachelor (87,000 USD); Bachelor of Science (84,000 USD).

    Graduate Employability Rankings #77; Top recruiters: National Australian Bank, Telstra Corporation Ltd., Deloitte, GHD Group; Highest paid degrees: Masters in Science (153,000 USD); Masters in Management (198,000 USD); Executive MBA (90,000 USD); Masters in Finance (87,000 USD); MBA (80,000 USD).

    Highest Paying Degrees:
    MBA: $74,000;
    Bachelors: $45,000;
    BA: $37,000;
    BSc: $39,000

    application requirements

    60% – 70% for admission in UG; Grading System Description; Portfolio

    Core subjects like chemistry, mathematics, English, and physics required for Indian students 

    English as pre-requisite subject; Work experience; Statement of Purpose

    60% in best four subjects for UG; Letters of Recommendation; Personal Statement; Work Experience

    award certificates; academic transcripts; formal identity papers (e.g. your passport); CVs; Personal Statement; Proof of English proficiency.

    16 years of age; English proficiency scores; supplementary requirements (portfolio, interview, supplementary information form); CV; work reference letter; referee report

    Apply online or through agents, PG applicants must fulfill country-specific requirements (vary with programs). 
    Some PG courses may require 4-year UG degree. 

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    Admission & dates

    Semester 2 Deadlines

    April 13

    Application deadline

    Test Scores For International Applicants

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    Curtin University Acceptance Rate

    49.0 %

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    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $20,217 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $22,356 / Year
    On Campus
    Standard Room
    $15,715 / Year

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    College Rating

    Based on 16 Students Rating

    7.9 out of 10
    8.4/10Social Life


    6.7 /10

    I was keen to apply for Curtin, as it is ranked in the top one percent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities, I experienced high-quality teaching alongside world-class research. My GPA of 8 helped me to get admitted here. I had to submit a common application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    Predictive analytics can be applied to many fields of interest, from resource operations engineering, asset management and productivity, and finance and investment, to actuarial science and health economics. Assess the theoretical background basis of data analytics and data processing of unstructured data to produce a qualified interpretation of the data.

    9 /10 academic/food
    6 /10 faculty
    8 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 extracurricular
    7.7 /10

    I decided to opt for this college because with an established reputation for innovation, Curtin excels in a diverse range of research areas that benefit the lives of people all over the world. Their curriculum, learning experiences, and course delivery will be highly responsive to the changing needs of industry and careers, which made me apply here through an online application form. My GPA was 8.

    Course Curriculum :

    When I studied a postgraduate degree in human resources with Curtin, I broadened my understanding in subjects such as HR strategy, planning, attraction and retention of staff, learning and development, pay systems and rewards, performance management, and workplace relations.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    6 /10 accomodation
    7 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.8 /10

    I completed my bachelor's in commerce from Kolkata and thought of pursuing Masters's in Commerce from a renowned university in Australia so I decided to go to a Consulting agency and they recommended me to this college. I was required to pay an application fee and apply through the online portal of the college.

    Course Curriculum :

    Through my course, I was taught about the master of Commerce in which I was taught about the accounting and making of the financial statements.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    9.0 /10

    I wanted to pursue my bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and I did my research for the best university for the course and Curtin University came out to be at top of my list, so I decided to do bachelor's from here. Apart from this university, I applied for four other universities. I applied here through the online admission portal and paid no application fee of the process.

    Course Curriculum :

    Within the program, I'm learning how to apply my knowledge and skills to devise and develop solutions for a range of engaging and challenging industry problems. The course is oriented to provide skills development opportunities with hands-on experience. Also, the program has a well-maintained balance between theoretical skills and practical experience, with up-to-date facilities for demonstrating concepts and our applications.

    9 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    8.5 /10

    I completed my bachelor's in CS and had a work experience of two years. Since I wanted to increase my knowledge I decided to do a master's program in the same field. I applied for three to four colleges and was selected in two of them. Then I took admission to Curtin University because they had better infrastructure and were offering better career services. The online application form of the university cost me no application fee.

    Course Curriculum :

    The program helped me to thinks critically, creatively, and reflectively to generate innovative algorithms and techniques to solve complex problems via a major project. The course extends our prior knowledge and experience of computing and prepares us for research, teaching, and further graduate studies. My course is based on the curricula recommendations of the IEEE Computer Society and Association for Computing Machinery.

    9 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    Kent Street, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia 6102

    Nearby this campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Super Market
    • Hospital
    • Shopping Mall
    • Train Station
    • Airport

    Bus Station

    Curtin University Bus Stn0.15 km
    Adie Ct After Hayman Rd0.31 km
    Adie Ct Before Hayman Rd0.40 km
    Hayman Rd After Marquis St0.45 km
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    Super Market

    Top mart1.05 km
    SUPA IGA Waterford1.05 km
    IGA1.07 km
    Coles Victoria Park2.44 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Bentley Plaza Shopping Centre2.55 km
    Stockland Riverton Shopping Centre3.89 km
    Westfield Carousel4.34 km
    Challenge Bookkeeping Solutions4.48 km
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    Helipad Hospital6.41 km
    Perth Airport Direct6.63 km
    Dial A Chauffeur7.17 km

    Book Store

    The Co-op - Curtin Bentley0.20 km
    G Mart0.25 km
    The Lucky Charm Karawara1.04 km
    The Lucky Charm2.51 km
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    VibraQ's1.34 km
    Perth Diabetes Care2.19 km
    PDC Medical Centre2.19 km
    Southern Clinic3.09 km
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    Train Station

    Oats Street Station2.96 km
    Welshpool3.01 km
    Carlisle Station3.23 km
    Canning Bridge Station3.63 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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