When the Western Australian Institute of Technology (WAIT) began teaching students in 1967, it drew on a rich history of technical education in Western Australia to offer industry-focused higher education courses to a booming post-war population. The key organisational milestones in our subsequent journey to becoming the state’s largest and most multicultural university are included below, as are the legacies of our leaders over these past five decades.  

In 2017, we will be adding additional timelines to explore Curtin’s evolution in more depth, including specific information relating to our teaching and research activities, our social journey, the changing student experience, our Indigenous journey, our campus evolution and expansion, and our strengthening global focus.