Miri – 12 April 2022 – Curtin University continues to be the top Australian and the second-ranked global university for mineral and mining engineering for the sixth year in a row, in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
The latest edition, released on 5 April 2022, 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 in the world, including mineral and mining engineering (second), geology (34th), earth and marine sciences (40th), petroleum engineering (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 have been ranked second globally and the top in Australia. 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,” Professor Hayne said.
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.
Professor Simon Leunig, Pro Vice-Chancellor, President and Chief Executive of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia), Curtin’s largest global campus and hub in ASEAN, said these outstanding results are most welcome as the campus ramps up its student recruitment efforts in the region.
“It is a strong testimony of the quality of education and courses Curtin delivers across all its campuses in Western Australia, Malaysia, Dubai, Singapore and Mauritius,” he said.
He added that the results were very profound for Curtin Malaysia, which offers relevant courses in the Mineral and Mining Engineering and Earth and Marine Sciences subjects, namely the Bachelor of Applied Geology, and Bachelors in Petroleum Engineering and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Master of Science in Sustainable Aquaculture
“The QS subject rankings offer the world’s most popular source of comparative data about university performance. Our students are thus assured that they are taking courses that are among the best in the world.”
Also significant is Curtin’s placing in the world’s top 100 for Civil and Structural Engineering, top 150 for Chemical Engineering, top 200 for Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Accounting & Finance, and Communication & Media Studies, top 250 for Mechanical Engineering and Business & Management Studies, and top 350 for Computer Science & Information Systems.
These highlight the strength of related courses at Curtin Malaysia such as the Bachelors in Civil and Construction Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Computing; Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems & Networking; Bachelors of Commerce in Accounting and Finance, Management and Marketing, and Human Resources and Management; Bachelor of Business Administration; and Bachelor of Communications.
Curtin University is Western Australia’s largest university and is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2021. It has built a reputation around innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit, being at the forefront of many high-profile research projects in astronomy, biosciences, economics, mining and information technology. It is also recognised globally for its strong connections with industry, and for its commitment to preparing students for the jobs of the future.
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.
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