Science and Engineering

Your support today can shape a brighter future tomorrow.

This is the place where ideas spark change. Where the imagination is a gateway to future possibilities. Our Faculty of Science and Engineering is the powerhouse of research at Curtin, instilling a strong reputation in WA and engaging with industry at every step.

Providing education at four overseas campuses, students experience unique and diverse work placements where studies can be applied to real challenges. The sophisticated, stimulating and creative learning facilities offer problem-solving opportunities, group collaboration and the chance to share ideas with industry professionals.

What’s happening in Science and Engineering

Discover Curtin University’s WA School of Mines: Kalgoorlie Campus Tour

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience WA School of Mines in Kalgoorlie firsthand.

Join us on a guided tour running daily between August 5-7 and explore the beautiful campus grounds and historical buildings while uncovering the rich heritage of WASM. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to hear from with our esteemed researchers on how they help shape the future of mining.

Places are limited, secure your spot now by clicking the button below!

Meet Verity

Meet Verity

Engineering graduate Verity Williams is making her mark on Western Australian roads – working against the clock and in tough weather conditions are just one aspect of her role as a construction engineer.

“I want to encourage greater diversity in the industry. Engineering is an excellent choice for women interested in STEM with so many fascinating areas of growth and the opportunity to make a real difference to the community.”

STEM scholarship inspires student to aim for excellence

STEM scholarship inspires student to aim for excellence

Curtin Mechatronics Engineering student Lily Edwards is grateful to be the 2023 recipient of the Christine Foster Scholarship, which was established by Christine’s fellow WA School of Mines Alumni to honour her memory by supporting female students pursuing science and engineering courses at Curtin.

Through the scholarship, Lily plans to use her mechatronics knowledge in the evolving field of robotics in healthcare and empower other young women to pursue studies and careers in STEM.

WA School of Mines Alumni

With over 100 years of history, WASMA is our oldest and strongest alumni network. It provides graduates with social, educational and professional services and opportunities to maintain its solid foundation of industry and community support within the mining sector.

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Niklas Mittman

Niklas Mittmann

Head of Advancement, Science and Engineering

Niklas joined our team in 2021 and is building long-term partnerships with people who want to get involved in Curtin’s mission to make tomorrow better through science and engineering.

“I moved to WA as an international student in 2009 – with only two suitcases and a university enrolment. Twelve years later, I feel very fortunate to be part of a university that gave me the foundation for an incredible life journey and career since. It has been a great privilege to return and meet so many incredibly talented and passionate people in the Science and Engineering Faculty, all working on projects that I can’t wait to share with our supporters and partners. I am proud to be in a position that will allow me to gather support for the development of cutting-edge technologies, which will not only provide solutions to today’s challenges, but also help grow tomorrow’s leaders.”

Get in touch with Niklas to find out how you can support the Science and Engineering Faculty. If you’d like to contact the Faculty directly, information is available on their website.