In 1987 Curtin University of Technology became Western Australia’s third university and Australia’s first university of technology. Curtin made the transition from the Western Australian Institute of Technology to a university with the passing of an Act of Parliament in December 1986, accepting its first students as a university in 1987.
At Curtin, powerful industry partnerships and excellent facilities will support your research and help turn your discoveries into real-world outcomes.
The Graduate Research School (GRS) supports our higher degree by research (HDR) students and staff by providing advice on HDR scholarships, training programs, policies and processes.
There are many benefits to living on campus! You can enjoy living, socialising and studying in one convenient location, and make friends from all over the world. We offer a range of on-campus accommodation options, our rooms are fully furnished and there are plenty of recreation facilities and support services.
Curtin has guest Wi-Fi accounts for visitors who are not able to connect to the eduroam network. These guest accounts allow a visitor to connect to the CurtinGuest wireless network and access the Internet. There is no email facility attached to the account, but you may access a third party web-based email provider.
The largest campus, Curtin Perth, is located in the suburb of Bentley, about six kilometres south-east of central Perth. In close proximity to everything Perth has to offer, it boasts 116 hectares of bold architecture nestled amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. Thousands of students fill the campus grounds every day of semester, creating a vibrant, multicultural atmosphere. Over the past decade, the campus has undergone some major changes, with a variety of stunning modern buildings now interspersed with the original 1960s architecture. The majority of Curtin courses are delivered on this campus.
Sport and recreation at Curtin are multifaceted, with opportunities for students, staff, the community, elite athletes and researchers. Whether you want to join the gym, get a team together to play sport, try a new active experience or need health or rehabilitation support, Curtin Stadium has you covered for everything sport, fitness and recreation.