School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering

Curtin is recognised internationally as a leader in graduate research studies and for the breadth and quality of its research higher degree programs and offers Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

The School has acquired laboratory facilities worth over $5 million, including:

  • Pavement/geotechnology research facilities
  • Water laboratory enhancements
  • Structures, including a heavy-testing-rig with 500t capacity
  • Bio-activated laboratories
  • Earthquake engineering (stress -tubes and canon impact, earthquake engineering and blast impact engineering)
  • Computer Numerical Control
  • Materials testing
  • Measurement
  • Vibration Measurement
  • Thermodynamics

School discipline areas

Civil engineering discipline

Civil Engineering

Civil and construction engineering involves the application of scientific and technological principles to the design and construction of facilities for the community such as: railways, harbours, roads, bridges, water supply and waste water treatment, dams, mining construction, power projects, and buildings.

In the US News & World Report Best Global University Rankings 2020, Curtin University ranked 37th in the world for Civil Engineering, and in the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 assessment, Curtin University ranked above world standard for Civil Engineering.

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Mechanical engineering discipline

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers are involved with the conception, design, manufacture, control, maintenance and management of any system in which motion is a key feature.

The system may comprise moving solid elements – components – combined to create a mechanism or machine. Alternatively, it may involve a fluid flowing within or around a solid structure.

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Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic Engineering

Mechatronic engineers work in advanced manufacturing environments such as aerospace, biotechnology, robotics and agritechnology.

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