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If you enjoy solving problems, and want to make a real difference in the world, then Curtin can help you build a successful and rewarding career in engineering. As a future engineer at Curtin, you will develop the knowledge and practical, real-world skills that you'll need to make tomorrow better.


We offer a variety of engineering speciality options, industry work experience, high-tech learning spaces, a vibrant campus life, and a solid foundation in modern engineering concepts. You’ll also have access to a strong support network via our Engineering Foundation Year clinic sessions.

Shifting demographics, globalisation and rapid advances in technology mean that the nature of engineering is changing. It no longer only responds to the needs of society, but now also underpins its evolution. As a Curtin engineering student, you will develop technical, practical and real-world skills and understanding to meet the challenges facing society now and in the future.

Why study Engineering?

For the Curtin experience

  • choose between a range of four-year bachelor degrees with honours (double degree options with science or commerce)
  • benefit from extensive industry exposure and networking opportunities
  • complete the award-winning engineering foundation year
  • study a course that is accredited by Engineers Australia and internationally recognised Washington Accord
  • enjoy purpose-built facilities, including the $32.5 million engineering pavilion complex
  • explore flexible academic support options, which offer extra help for core units and difficult concepts

For the research excellence

In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 assessment, Curtin scored world standard (or above) in 26 areas of research capability, receiving a well above world standard ranking for electrical and electronic engineering.

For the international rankings

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, Curtin ranked:

  • Top 150 in the world for Chemical Engineering
  • Top 150 in the world for Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Top 200 in the world for Electrical and Electronic Engineering


WA School of Mines Engineering Courses

WASM Kalgoorlie

Curtin also offers engineering disciplines through the WA School of Mines at both Curtin’s Bentley and Kalgoorlie campuses in Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering.

Engineering Awards 2017

Natalie Lloyd with Engineering Foundation Year winner, Amy James

View images from the Curtin Engineering Annual Prize Giving Ceremony held on Friday 21 April 2017, to commend outstanding students.