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World No. 2 for Curtin’s mineral and mining engineering six years in a row

Media release

Curtin University is the top Australian and the second global university for mineral and mining engineering for the sixth year in a row, in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Curtin Medical Centre building exterior.

The latest edition, released today, also placed Curtin among the top 200 universities in the world by the broad subject areas of engineering and technology, jumping 13 places to 159th globally.

The University achieved a ranking in 31 narrow subject fields with five subjects named among the top 50 on the planet, including mineral and mining engineering (second), geology (34th), earth and marine sciences (40th), petroleum (43rd) and geophysics (44th).

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne said the rankings helped prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject, adding she was delighted with Curtin’s results this year.

“For the sixth year in a row, Curtin’s renowned mineral and mining engineering subjects, delivered through the WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering at our Bentley and Kalgoorlie campuses, have been ranked second globally and the top Australian institution,” Professor Hayne said.

“That means our future mineral and mining engineers are learning from the best in the country and the second best in the world, confirming Curtin’s position as a global leader in the field for six years in a row.”

Curtin’s pharmacy and pharmacology fields skyrocketed in the latest results to the 101-150 band, up from 251-300 previously, landing them a new national ranking of seventh in Australia.

In addition to the five narrow subjects in the top 50 globally, Curtin achieved four subject rankings in the top 100 band for architecture and built environment, civil and structural engineering, nursing, and sport-related subjects.

For the first time, Curtin was also ranked in the subject of hospitality and leisure management, placing in the 101-150 band.

The University’s business and management fields have re-entered the world’s top 200, landing in the 151-200 band.

The 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject considered more than 1,543 universities across 51 academic disciplines and five broad subject areas.

The rankings are compiled annually using research citations, research impact, and the results of major global surveys of employers and academics to rank universities.

For more information about the latest edition, visit here.