Engineering, mining and related technologies
Drive positive change and solve global challenges like climate change, renewable energy options and resource management.
Change is closer than you think
In our engineering courses, you’ll develop your problem-solving skills and learn to design, construct and test machines, systems, structures, materials and processes.
We combine theory with practical study, offer excellent facilities and innovative teaching methods, and prepare you to work in an industry where you can positively impact lives and communities around the world.
Curtin is a leader in research and collaboration, with expertise across many engineering disciplines including chemical, electrical, industrial, mechanical, mechatronic, metallurgical, mining and petroleum engineering.
Our partnerships with BHP, Cisco, CPB Contractors, CSIRO, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Rio Tinto and Woodside help you gain experience in industry.
#1 in the southern hemisphere
We’re ranked first in the southern hemisphere and second in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering.
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021
Curtin Engineering Pavilion
The main engineering building at Curtin Perth is 5-star green-rated and contains technologies that double up as hands-on learning tools for students.
Researchers take miniature satellites into space
Curtin’s planetary scientists are contributing to remote operations on the Moon and Mars as part of the Australian Remote Operations for Space and Earth (AROSE) consortium launched on 17 February 2020. Curtin will contribute its unique ‘Binar’ technology, used to build ‘CubeSats’ – small, lightweight satellites with low launch costs and minimal fuel requirements. PhD researchers and students will be engineering all the systems required to operate the satellites, including power, computer, steering and communications systems.
“Being able to build our own spacecraft here in Perth is really exciting. And through AROSE, we can make that small-satellite capability available to industry for any relevant project – whether it be testing remote operations protocols in space, or inspecting mine sites,” says Professor Bland from Curtin’s Space Science and Technology Centre.
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