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Curtin University Honorary Doctorates

Curtin University’s Honorary Awards are prestigious honours, intended to recognise substantial achievements of or contributions made by individuals.

Honorary Award criteria

There are eight (8) Honorary Doctorates, each with a different focus but all of equal status.

Honorary Doctor of Arts

  • Distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavour, relating to the creative arts; and
  • Exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 

Honorary Doctor of Commerce

  • Distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavour, relating to business; and
  • Exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 

Honorary Doctor of Engineering

  • Distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavour, relating to engineering; and
  • Exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 

Honorary Doctor of Laws

  • Distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavour, relating to law; and
  • Exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 

Honorary Doctor of Letters

  • Distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavour relating to the humanities or social sciences; and
  • Exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 

Honorary Doctor of Medicine

  • Distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavour, relating to medicine; and
  • Exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 

Honorary Doctor of Science

  • Distinguished contribution to an academic discipline or field of endeavour, relating to the physical sciences or health sciences; and
  • Exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 

Honorary Doctor of the University

  • Exceptional service to the University, usually over a sustained period of time; and
  • Exceptional record of service to professional and/or public life.

 

Honorary Award recipients