Curtin reputation


Curtin collaborates with some of the biggest companies globally to ensure our research and education is relevant and that you graduate highly employable. The 2015 Graduate Destination Survey indicated that close to 90 percent of our students secured full or part-time employment upon the completion of their degree.

Research Strength

In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) results, Curtin University was acknowledged for its national and international reputation for research excellence.

In total, twenty-six discipline areas at Curtin University were rated above, or well above, world standard.

Curtin University was awarded the highest rating of five (well above world standard) in the fields of astronomical and space science; physical chemistry, geochemistry, geology, crop and pasture production, electrical and electronic engineering, medical microbiology, nursing, and nutrition and dietetics. The results align with areas of key investment by the University.

Pride in diversity

Curtin University has forged a strong reputation as one of the most diverse universities in Australia at the national Pride in Diversity awards. Curtin aims to continue providing its students with a culturally diverse environment.

Radio astronomy

Curtin University is actively engaged in the project to create and support the world’s most powerful telescope: the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Due to begin operations in 2020, the SKA will give astronomers new insight into the origins of the Universe, the role of cosmic magnetism, the nature of gravity and possibly even extra-terrestrial life. Curtin’s involvement is via the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, a joint venture with The University of Western Australia.

Curtin University currently leads the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) project, a precursor to the SKA, optimised for low-frequency radio waves. The MWA is performing large surveys of the entire Southern Hemisphere sky and acquiring deep observations on targeted regions.

Radio astronomy, supercomputing and data visualisation will remain research priorities for Curtin throughout the construction of the SKA and beyond.

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