Curtin University

An innovative university with campuses in Western Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai, Curtin University is an Australian university that has become truly global. Of its 58,000 students, around a third come from countries other than Australia, making for a vibrant, culturally-enriched student community. Its vast alumni network now totals more than 220,000 individuals worldwide.

Curtin has expanded rapidly into the globally recognised university it is today. Acknowledged as WA’s most preferred university and ranked in the top one per cent in the world, Curtin continues to embrace the philosophy of our namesake John Curtin to “look ever forward”. This mantra has instilled a culture of teaching and research excellence and innovation, and continues to encourage staff and students to make tomorrow better.

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2017, it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

In addition, Curtin ranks in the 351-400 band in the 2018 Times Higher Education World University Ranking (THEWUR) and was ranked 26th in the 2016 THEWUR: 200 Most International Universities in the World ranking. In the 2017 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings, Curtin ranks 69th out of 243 institutions and is placed 25th in Australia.

With multiple campuses, including Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Perth, partnerships with more than 90 universities worldwide and an on-campus English Centre, you could spend a semester abroad, immerse yourself in a new culture or improve your English skills. The English Centre has excellent facilities, a range of student services and dedicated staff to help students who want to improve their English language skills. At Curtin, learning is hands-on, interactive and with innovative facilities and opportunities to meet people from around the world, the Curtin experience can be life-changing.

The main campus in Perth is easy to get to on public transport and very multicultural. There is a variety of on and off-campus housing options and a range of support services to help you enjoy life and succeed in your studies. 


The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

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The campus is a fun and lively place where you can not only study but also improve your communication skills, become involved in community projects and make life-long friends. Curtin offers 12 different food outlets plus pop-up food trucks and high-quality facilities that cater to your study, leisure and accommodation needs. 

At Curtin we respect and support all students, including those from varying cultures and religions, as well as the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and people with disabilities. 

To help you explore and practise the religious faith of your choice, Curtin also has a multi-faith officer as well as prayer rooms that are reserved for spiritual or religious purposes.


Finding accommodation is easy with the help from Curtin's housing services. A number of off and on campus accommodation options are available for international students. All accommodation on campus is self-catering and fully furnished, and consists of single-study bedrooms with shared facilities, such as kitchens and bathrooms. There is also the option to live in a share house, boarding arrangement or a single rental off campus.

Student Guild

The student guild is made up of Curtin students and represents all student interests on University boards and committees. The guild provides student members with valuable educational, welfare and social services. As a guild member you could take part in many extra-curricular activities such as Orientation Day, the Guild Ball, tavern shows, multicultural weeks, sport and recreational programs and market days.

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Bachelor of Commerce (Property Development and Valuation)

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