Courses at Curtin University are taught on either a semester or trimester basis. See Curtin’s academic calendar for course start and end dates.

In a semester-based course, the first semester runs from February to June. The second semester runs from July to November. A mid-year break separates the two semesters.

In a trimester-based course, the first trimester runs from January to April; the second trimester runs from May to August; the third trimester runs from September to December.

Find out more about courses, study modes and unit availability, by visiting our Study website.

Academic calendar 2018

Semester 1 2018

Orientation week19 - 23 February
Semester begins26 February
Tuition-free week2 April - 6 April
Tuition-free week23 April - 27 April
Study week4 - 8 June
Exams11 - 22 June
Semester ends22 June

Semester 2 2018

Orientation week23 - 27 July
Semester begins30 July
Tuition-free week27 August - 31 August
Tuition-free week24 September - 28 September
Study week5 - 9 November
Exams12 - 23 November
Semester ends23 November

Trimester 1 2018

Trimester begins15 January
Trimester ends20 April

Trimester 2 2018

Trimester begins7 May
Trimester ends10 August

Trimester 3 2018

Trimester begins27 August
Trimester ends30 November