Western Australian Universities

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Curtin University of Technology – www.curtin.edu.au
Edith Cowan University – www.cowan.edu.au
Murdoch University – www.murdoch.edu.au
The University of Notre Dame – www.nd.edu.au
The University of Western Australia – www.uwa.edu.au

top Curtin University of Technology – www.curtin.edu.au<


GPO Box U 1987
Perth WA 6001
Tel: (08) 9266 9266
Fax: (08) 9266 2255


Who we are
Curtin University of Technology is Western Australia's largest university with over 31,000 students, nearly 11,000 of those offshore and onshore international students and nearly 1000 research students. We take our name from the former Prime Minister of Australia from 1941-1945, John Curtin.


What we are
Curtin University of Technology is a world-class, internationally focused institution. A culturally diverse university, we foster tolerance and encourage the development of the individual. Our programs centre around the provision of knowledge and skills to meet industry and workplace standards. A combination of first-rate resources, staff and technology makes Curtin a forerunner in tertiary education both within Australia and internationally.


Where we are
Our main campus is situated in Bentley, six kilometres south of the centre of Perth, Western Australia's capital city. Curtin has two additional metropolitan campuses and regional campuses in Kalgoorlie and Northam. Curtin officially opened its first offshore campus in 2002 in Miri, in the state of Sarawak, Malaysia.


What we do
Curtin offers over 850 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in business, engineering, health sciences, humanities, science, mining and agriculture. Our Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses for indigenous students and the Vocational Training and Education Centre conducts vocational courses at Kalgoorlie and Esperance. Curtin also has an extensive Research and Development program.

top Edith Cowan University – www.cowan.edu.au


Pearson Street
Churchlands WA 6018
Tel: (08) 9273 8333
Fax: (08) 9387 7095


Edith Cowan University (ECU) is a modern, dynamic and innovative university that prides itself on producing graduates who can operate effectively in today’s globalised workplace.

The key defining values of ECU are service, professionalism and enterprise. The University has a reputation for teaching excellence that dates back to the turn of the century. Courses are provided in the following Faculties: Business and Public Management; Communications, Health and Science; Community Services, Education and Social Sciences and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA@ECU).

ECU has four metropolitan campuses in Perth, located in the suburbs of Joondalup, Mount Lawley, Churchlands and Claremont. Plans are underway to consolidate activities to the Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses over the next five or so years. A regional campus is located at the city of Bunbury (200 kms south-west of Perth).

The University has approximately 20,000 students enrolled in over 160 courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to Australian students, the University has more than 1,600 international students who originate from more than 60 countries.

From its early entry into electronic distance education, ECU has developed a track record for technology based learning systems that are amongst the most advanced in Australia. More than half of the university’s student population utilise its virtual campus. Many courses are available exclusively through on-line study.

ECU works closely with private and public sector organisations, locally and overseas, in designing its study programmes. An emphasis on conducting research with industry partners in areas such as e-commerce, police studies, and human genetics has seen ECU develop a lively applied research culture.

The University's strategic location in Perth, Australia's western gateway to Asia and the Indian Ocean region, has resulted in ECU developing a strong focus on overseas activities. These include the off-shore delivery of a variety of courses in a number of countries in the region, student and staff exchange programmes with other universities, joint research activities, international consultancies and individual academic links.

top Murdoch University – www.murdoch.edu.au




Murdoch WA 6150
Tel: (08) 9360 6000
Fax: (08) 9310 4233


Murdoch is a dynamic, modern university with some of the best-qualified academic staff in Australia and a flexible outlook that lets students ‘design’ the degree they need for their future.

As a result, in 1998 Murdoch was ranked the best teaching campus of all Australia's public universities by an independent national survey of university graduates, and equal first in federal government performance figures. It continually ranks as the best teaching campus in Western Australia.

This high standing was enhanced by two awards in the Prime Minister’s 1998 Australian Awards for University Teaching and other awards such as the inaugural federal Minister’s Prize for Achievement in Science and the Prime Minister’s National Employer Award for Higher Education. And, Murdoch is the only university to achieve The Good Universities Guide’s five-star rating for graduate satisfaction for five consecutive years.

A Murdoch education is designed to foster those qualities of imagination and independence of mind on which professional and personal development ultimately depend. Murdoch students are taught to think independently and critically. The university offers study opportunities in Biological and Environmental Science; Veterinary and Biomedical Science; the Law; Business; Information Technology; Media studies; the Humanities; Mathematics; the Physical Sciences; Engineering; Education; and the Social Sciences.

Murdoch was established as a research university and remains one of the leading research universities in Australia, with a very high proportion of Ph.D-level staff who are active in research and generating research income. Its work has national and international relevance in areas such as biotechnology; intellectual property law; agriculture; science and technology; tourism; hydrometallurgy; renewable energy; and modern Asia. Murdoch’s readiness work with commercial and public sector partners means its research and development strategies already are aligned to take advantage of the Federal Government’s initiatives on research in the tertiary sector. Its total research income increased in 2000 and Murdoch achieved particular success in the ARC SPIRT system, which rewards industry collaboration.

Murdoch is home to more than 12,000 students and 1200 staff, including 1300 overseas students from about 40 different countries.

top The University of Notre Dame – www.nd.edu.au


PO Box 691 Fremantle WA 6959
Tel: (+61 8) 9433 0650
Fax: (+61 8) 9433 0653


The University was founded in 1990 through an Act of the Western Australian Parliament and a Canonical statute from the Archdiocese of Perth, enacted on 2 July, 1991. In the 12 years since classes commenced, Notre Dame has rapidly gained a reputation for innovation and excellence in higher education. Student numbers have grown from a handful in 1992 to over 3000 in 2003.

The University ethos draws on the centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education combined with challenging and relevant courses. This ensures graduates are highly sought after by employers for their academic qualifications, skills and contribution to the community.

At Notre Dame, students are able to combine a first class education with involvement in local community service and international activities, a philosophy which ensures students are well equipped to take their place in society.

Notre Dame aims to remain a small, private university committed to ensure that students receive a personalised, high quality education. It offers a caring and friendly learning environment dedicated to providing courses that are challenging, relevant and responsive to student, employer and community needs.

Inspired by one of the greatest Catholic universities in the world, the University of Notre Dame in the United States, Notre Dame Australia brings to Australian education the vibrant traditions of a Catholic university together with the rich history of one of the world's premier universities.

The University's main campus is located in the beautiful and historic port city of Fremantle, making learning a profoundly satisfying cultural and educational experience.

Strolling through arcades and streets bustling with markets, coffee shops and restaurants and within reach of some of the best beaches and sporting facilities in Australia, it is easy to see why the University's founders chose such a magnificent location for the beautiful campus.

top The University of Western Australia – www.uwa.edu.au


Nedlands
Perth WA 6907
Tel: (08) 9380 3838
Fax: (08) 9380 1075


The University of Western Australia has, over 90-years, acquired an international reputation for excellence and enterprise. It is regarded as one of Australia's top research institutions. Its strong research culture has seen it attract more competitive research funding per capita than any other Australian university.

The University’s high quality teaching and research ensures it remains the university of preference for Western Australia’s highest achieving school leavers, as well as attracting high-calibre students from around Australia and overseas.

The University is nationally recognised for the quality of its academic staff and has strong strategic partnerships with industry and the professions. It operates in collaboration with other universities of research excellence in Australia and around the world.

In the 21st Century, The University of Western Australia will be recognised internationally as an excellent research-intensive university and a leading intellectual and creative resource to the community it serves.

Situated on a picturesque garden campus on the Swan River just five kilometres from Perth’s city centre, The University of Western Australia is a high-quality research-intensive university with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, science and major professions. It is Western Australia’s oldest university, established in 1911, and currently has a student population of about 14,500.

The University’s primary mission is to advance, transmit and sustain knowledge and understanding through the conduct of teaching, research and scholarship at the highest international standards for the benefit of the international and national communities and the State of Western Australia.

The University of Notre Dame – www.nd.edu.au

PO Box 691 Fremantle WA 6959
Tel: (+61 8) 9433 0650
Fax: (+61 8) 9433 0653


The University was founded in 1990 through an Act of the Western Australian Parliament and a Canonical statute from the Archdiocese of Perth, enacted on 2 July, 1991. In the 12 years since classes commenced, Notre Dame has rapidly gained a reputation for innovation and excellence in higher education. Student numbers have grown from a handful in 1992 to over 3000 in 2003.

The University ethos draws on the centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education combined with challenging and relevant courses. This ensures graduates are highly sought after by employers for their academic qualifications, skills and contribution to the community.

At Notre Dame, students are able to combine a first class education with involvement in local community service and international activities, a philosophy which ensures students are well equipped to take their place in society.

Notre Dame aims to remain a small, private university committed to ensure that students receive a personalised, high quality education. It offers a caring and friendly learning environment dedicated to providing courses that are challenging, relevant and responsive to student, employer and community needs.

Inspired by one of the greatest Catholic universities in the world, the University of Notre Dame in the United States, Notre Dame Australia brings to Australian education the vibrant traditions of a Catholic university together with the rich history of one of the world's premier universities.

The University's main campus is located in the beautiful and historic port city of Fremantle, making learning a profoundly satisfying cultural and educational experience.

Strolling through arcades and streets bustling with markets, coffee shops and restaurants and within reach of some of the best beaches and sporting facilities in Australia, it is easy to see why the University's founders chose such a magnificent location for the beautiful campus.

The University of Western Australia – www.uwa.edu.au

Nedlands
Perth WA 6907
Tel: (08) 9380 3838
Fax: (08) 9380 1075


The University of Western Australia has, over 90-years, acquired an international reputation for excellence and enterprise. It is regarded as one of Australia's top research institutions. Its strong research culture has seen it attract more competitive research funding per capita than any other Australian university.

The University’s high quality teaching and research ensures it remains the university of preference for Western Australia’s highest achieving school leavers, as well as attracting high-calibre students from around Australia and overseas.

The University is nationally recognised for the quality of its academic staff and has strong strategic partnerships with industry and the professions. It operates in collaboration with other universities of research excellence in Australia and around the world.

In the 21st Century, The University of Western Australia will be recognised internationally as an excellent research-intensive university and a leading intellectual and creative resource to the community it serves.

Situated on a picturesque garden campus on the Swan River just five kilometres from Perth’s city centre, The University of Western Australia is a high-quality research-intensive university with a broad and balanced coverage of disciplines in the arts, science and major professions. It is Western Australia’s oldest university, established in 1911, and currently has a student population of about 14,500.

The University’s primary mission is to advance, transmit and sustain knowledge and understanding through the conduct of teaching, research and scholarship at the highest international standards for the benefit of the international and national communities and the State of Western Australia.



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