Curtin ranks second in world for Mineral and Mining Engineering

Miri – 9 March 2021 – Curtin University has again been named the world’s second-ranked university and number one in Australia for Mineral and Mining Engineering in the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The latest results show Curtin achieved ranking in 30 subjects, including four subjects in the top 50 in the world and 20 in the top 200. Mineral and Mining Engineering held its position as second in the world and first in Australia, Geology ranked equal 43rd in the world and fourth in Australia, Petroleum Engineering ranked equal 44th in the world and fourth in Australia, and Earth and Marine Sciences ranked 50th in the world and fifth in Australia.

Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor John Cordery said the latest results further cement Curtin’s position as a global leader in Mineral and Mining Engineering.

“I am delighted that Curtin has upheld its place as the world’s second-ranked university for Mineral and Mining Engineering for the fifth year in a row,” Professor Cordery said.

“Curtin’s strong position in these latest rankings across a number of subjects is a testament to our commitment to high-quality research and teaching and the continuing focus on industry collaboration and connection, particularly in the fields of Mineral and Mining Engineering.”

Meanwhile, Pro Vice-Chancellor and President of Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) Professor Simon Leunig remarked that Curtin’s latest achievements in the subject rankings add to the strengths of related programmes offered at its campuses in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

Curtin Malaysia is Curtin University’s largest international campus and global hub in Asia and offers a wide range of Curtin undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in engineering and science, business and the arts and humanities.

The latest edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject showed Curtin achieved nine subject rankings in the top 100 globally, with five placing in the 51-100 band, including Architecture/ Built Environment, Engineering – Civil and Structural, Nursing, Geophysics and Sport-related subjects. Curtin has also ranked for the first time in the subject of Sociology, placing in the 301-320 band.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are compiled annually to help prospective students identify the leading universities in a particular subject. The 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject considered more than 1,453 universities across 51 academic disciplines grouped into five broad subject areas.

Curtin No 2 in the world for Mineral and Mining Engineering.

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