Our Rankings

Curtin University prides itself on being recognised nationally and internationally for excellence in education and research. Time and again our strong connections with industry, high-impact research and wide range of innovative courses have made us a popular study destination on a global scale.


Curtin University Malaysia Academic Ranking of World Universities.
As these rankings are driven largely by research performance, the results can be attributed to our innovative research that aims to solve real-world problems.

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Last updated on 23 August 2023

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QS World University Rankings 2023

Curtin has also risen 10 places to 183rd in the world in the QS World University Ranking 2024.

(Top 200)

2024: Curtin University Malaysia QS Stars Plus University Ratings

Curtin was also awarded Five Stars Plus in the 2024 QS Stars Plus University Ratings based on categories of research, employability, teaching, facilities, internationalization, innovation, and inclusiveness. A Five Stars Plus institution must achieve five stars across all categories.

5/5 Stars Plus Rating

Curtin University Malaysia Academic Ranking of World Universities Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the highly regarded Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023. Top 1%


Curtin University has risen to equal 160th in the world in the US News & World Report Best Global University Rankings 2023, jumping 9 places from last year. 160th


In a global review of young institutions under 50 years, Curtin was placed 17th globally in the QSWUR: Top 50 Under 50 2021. 17th
We climbed 36 places to a rank of 213rd in the world and remains 9th in Australia in the 2022-2023 University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP). 213rd
Positioned at 293rd in the world and 10th in Australia in the 2022 CWTS Leiden Ranking 2022. 293rd
  Curtin was ranked 26th in the 2016 THEWUR: 200 Most International Universities in the World ranking. 26th
THEWUR World University Rankings 2023 201-250th
THEWUR Young university Rankings 2022 36th
In the 2019 Times Higher Education Asia-Pacific University Rankings, Curtin ranks 57th (66th in 2018) out of 320 institutions and is placed 21st in Australia. 57th


Curtin University courses are also highly regarded in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject:

  1. 2023 ranking 2nd in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering.
  2. 2023 Geology ranked equal 26th in the world.
  3. 2023 Petroleum ranked equal 36th in the world.
  4. 2023 Earth and Marine Sciences ranked 33rd in the world.
  5. 2023 Curtin achieved four subject rankings in the top 100 globally, with the four placing in the 51-100 band including Architecture/ Built Environment, Engineering – Civil and Structural, Nursing and Geophysics at 29th.
  6. Top 150 in Chemical Engineering, Pharmacy & Pharmacology and Education and Training.
  7. Top 200 in Accounting & Finance, Communication & Media Studies, Business & Management Studies, Psychology, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Environmental Sciences, Material Sciences, Environmental Sciences, and Chemistry.

QS World University Rankings by Subject

Various rankings
Curtin University Malaysia Academic Ranking of World Universities In the ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS) 2021:

Curtin features in 51 of the 54 subjects ranked, with seven subjects in the top 100 in the world. Curtin ranks 16th in the world for Mining & Mineral Engineering and is ranked in the top 20 in Australia.

Various rankings
Curtin’s ranking has risen in eight subject areas in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject. Various rankings 


Curtin university Malaysia Malaysian Qualifications Agency Curtin University Malaysia Malaysian Qualifications Agency

Closer to home, our campus has achieved ISO 9001: 2008 certification since 2013, and also successfully retained the ‘Tier 5’ or ‘Excellent’ rating under the latest SETARA Rating System for Malaysian Higher Education Institutions. Curtin Sarawak achieved similar ratings in the two previous SETARA rating exercises carried out by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency in 2009 and 2011.

Tier 5