Located in Perth, the capital of Western Australia, Curtin University gives students the chance to study in one of the world’s most global cities; a region that seamlessly combines natural beauty with cosmopolitan culture.
The wonders of Perth
Living in Perth, you will have a plethora of exploration and discovery at your feet. From strolling through the botanical gardens of Kings Park, to marvelling at the city’s looming skyscrapers, or even catching some rays at one of many stunning beaches – there are endless activities students can embrace in Perth.
In your free time, you can explore the cities many laneways, dine at one of the many vibrant restaurants or find your new favourite outfit from a range of designer and high street shops.
The city also boasts fantastic global links, with Perth Airport offering routes to many global destinations, and Perth itself encompassing a range of nationalities who merge to form a diverse and multicultural society.
Curtin University echoes this international emphasis, with a third of all students being from a country outside of Australia. The university prides itself on being globally focused, with students of all backgrounds sharing the common experience of education.
To promote global learning, the university gives students the chance to study at their Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai campuses, as well as to participate in a range of other study abroad programs, meaning students get a truly global education. This will prepare you for the global nature of today’s world after university, and immerses you in rich experience that helps shape your future.
“It’s an amazing experience to be able to…[work] with people from all over the world and I think it gives you an extreme advantage over other graduates,” says Ewelina, a Curtin international student originally from Poland.
Not only is Curtin University globally-focused, it’s also globally-renowned. The Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017 placed Curtin in the top two hundred universities worldwide. So, as well as living in a world-class location, you will also gain a world-class degree whilst developing a multicultural perspective.
It’s also the only university in Western Australia to be noted as one of the top 50 universities under 50-years-old by the QS World University Rankings, making it one of the most exciting higher education providers in the world.
The university offers high quality courses across 10 subject areas at the undergraduate, postgraduate and research level. So, whatever your academic ambitions are, there will be a programme to suit your needs.
Fields of study offered at the university include: Agriculture, Environment and Sustainability; Architecture and Construction; The Arts and Creative Industries; Business, Management and Law; Culture, Language and Indigenous; Education; Engineering and Mining; Health; IT and Computing; and Physical Sciences and Mathematics.
In all of these fields, Curtin understands the importance of developing real-world skills among students. To achieve this, emphasis is placed on industry knowledge through field trips, internships, practical assignments, guest lecturers and networking events.
Innovative elements such as digital learning, augmented reality and 3D technology will enhance your learning experience and ensure you have something different to offer tomorrow’s industries – these are just some of the reasons so many students choose Curtin.
Through these initiatives, Curtin aims to combine academic excellence with practical knowledge to give you the tools needed to make a difference in your chosen field.
With such a large international student cohort, Curtin provides a range of support services to make student life as fun, safe and inclusive as possible.
Being based on a fully-equipped campus, complete with shops, restaurants, entertainment and learning facilities, Curtin University provides a safe space for students to embrace their independence whilst maintaining security.
This is why the institution operates a no tolerance policy towards any sort of harassment, 24/7 safety patrols and even a bespoke safety app that students and staff can use to get in contact with the security team at any time.
The dedicated wellbeing service ensures that you stay happy and healthy throughout what will be a challenging yet rewarding experience. Through this service you can access counselling if things get too much, or simply drop into the Wellbeing Advisory Service for impartial advice during stressful periods.
“Everything you could need is on campus,” said Emilie, from Mauritius. Emilie was worried about moving from her small home country to a massive city. But she claims that the campus-feel and 24/7 security team reassured her she was safe.
Another benefit of living on campus is that you get to be part of an inclusive community, where there is always something going on. Choose from a huge range of social clubs and sports teams to keep you busy outside of lectures, or embrace the on-campus food market for a special treat.
“If you want to study in Australia, come here. You will have fun and meet new friends and expand your knowledge. There are a lot of things you can do here,” said Gonzalo Ceron, Ecuador, Master of Petroleum Engineering, Curtin University.