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Our facilities

The Faculty of Science & Engineering have established an enviable suite of facilities to conduct research and teaching, allowing staff and students access to world-class facilities.

Premiere facilities

Curtin Engineering Pavilion The $32.5 million Curtin Engineering Pavilion Complex, opened in 2011, is comprised of two buildings and an exhibition complex, to create an engineering precinct at Curtin University’s Bentley campus.

The Engineering Pavilion has received a 5 star green rating, based on its innovative design and technologies – these also act as hands-on learning tools for Curtin’s engineering students. The building is one of only a few in Australia to be submitted to the Green Building Council of Australia for assessment using the Green Star – Education v1 Rating Tool.

The environmentally friendly building features rooftop water tanks that harvest rainwater for use throughout the building. As well as this, temperature banding reduces power consumption on air conditioning systems by widening accessible temperature ranges within the complex. Forecast savings 990kl water/year (39% reduction) and 70,425 KWH energy (42% reduction).

The energy, water and environmental performance of the Engineering Pavilion is constantly monitored and a display facility supports both instantaneous and trend information representation.

Resources and Chemistry Precinct The Resources and Chemistry Precinct houses Curtin’s Department of Chemistry in state-of-the-art chemistry laboratory facilities.

The precinct provides a world-class environment in which a wide array of research activities take place, from fundamental ‘blue sky’ investigations to those directly related to the biotechnology, chemical, minerals, energy and resources sectors.

The $116 million Resources and Chemistry Precinct unites Curtin with key state and federal agencies, and industry involved in research and education for the minerals, energy and chemistry sectors.

It also attracts some of the best national and international researchers to Perth, and creates the foundation for high-impact and industry-relevant research.

With your learning largely based here, you will be exposed to a vibrant research community and to a range of industries, potential employers and career paths in industry research.

Advantages include:

  • input from industry regarding the design of Curtin degrees, keeping courses closely aligned with the needs of industry, government and employers
  • access to facilities and equipment across a range of organisations in the neighbourhood
  • exposure to a broad spectrum of employment opportunities and career paths in industry and research.

Department facilities

Find out more information about the facilities for the different departments in Science and Engineering below:

Applied Geology

Researchers in Applied Geology have access to an impressively wide range of state-of-the-art research facilities, equipment and expertise to support world-class research. Many of the available analytical facilities are part of the John de Laeter Centre of Mass Spectrometry.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Applied Geology.

Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and associated research centres have established an enviable suite of facilities to conduct research and teaching, including the Resources and Chemistry Precinct.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Chemistry.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is equipped with world class facilities for research and teaching including the Green Electric Energy Park (GEEP) and the ETAP Laboratory.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Exploration Geophysics

The Department of Exploration Geophysics is co-located with CSIRO in the modern Australian Resource Research Centre (ARRC) building complex, Technology Park West, Kensington, Western Australia. We have a range of facilities available.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Exploration Geophysics.

Mechanical Engineering

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has a wide range of facilities which include tools for Computer Numerical Control, materials testing, measurement and more.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Mining and Metallurgy

The Department of Mining and Metallurgy have interactive and sophisticated faculties including a computer lab, a mining simulator, a geomechanics lab and metallurgy facilities.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Mining and Metallurgy.

Petroleum Engineering

The Department of Petroleum Engineering is equipped with a number of facilities including: core flooding equipment, a unique True Triaxial Stress Cell, a reservoir wettability laboratory, and a micro-computed tomograph.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Petroleum Engineering.

Physics and Astronomy

The facilities for the Department of Physics and Astronomy include the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, the Advanced Ultra-Clean Environment Laboratory, the Prototype Laboratory and the Electron Microscopy and X-Ray Analysis Laboratory.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Spatial Sciences

The facilities for the Department of Spatial Sciences include the purpose-built Landgate Studios.

Find out more about the facilities for the Department of Spatial Sciences.