Courses and entry requirements

Curtin offers more than 100 courses in applied, practical subjects with a strong emphasis on industry links and international, cultural and Indigenous awareness. Curtin’s courses are designed with careers in mind. You can get involved in mentoring programs, voluntary work and industry placements to help you gain the knowledge and skills employers look for.

English requirements

To study at Curtin, you must meet Curtin University’s admission standards, including unit prerequisites and English language requirements.

Curtin University courses are taught in English and there are minimum English language requirements you must meet. If you don’t have the required level of English proficiency, you could apply to enrol in a Curtin English program to help you improve your English language skills.

You can demonstrate your English skills through recognised tests and qualifications, including the International English Language Testing system (IELTS), Test of English as a Foreign language (TOEFL) and through qualifications in English.

Teaching periods

Curtin has 17 weeks per semester, with two semesters per year. Each semester is made up of 12 teaching weeks, two tuition free weeks, one study week and two exam weeks. We encourage you to use your tuition free weeks to explore Western Australia. Some courses are taught on a trimester basis.

For all the important dates like exams, study periods and holidays, view the Curtin academic calendar.