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Curtin College

Flexible admission criteria, smaller classes, and extra support make Curtin College a popular choice for those who don’t immediately qualify for university.

Curtin College is an integrated pathway provider to Curtin University and offers courses designed to prepare you for entry into the second year of Curtin’s bachelor degree.

Curtin College is for domestic students who:

  • did not meet Curtin’s ATAR admission criteria.
  • completed Year 12 but did not attain an ATAR.
  • did not complete enough WACE subjects at high school.
  • successfully completed Year 11 (with a minimum 60% average), or;
  • are an applicant with work and life experience and do not meet Curtin’s admission criteria (these students will be assessed on a case-by-case basis).

Based on the main Perth campus in Building 205, Curtin College provides qualifications ranging from pre-university to diploma programs for Australian and international students. These qualifications guarantee a place in the second year of the related Bachelor degree, subject to meeting progression rules and admission criteria.

Streams available to students from Australia and New Zealand include Commerce, Arts and Creative Industries, Mass Communication, Information Technology, Engineering, Mining Engineering, Health Sciences (Nursing, Psychology, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Human Biology Preclinical, Health Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology and Laboratory Medicine).

Curtin College offers the following programs which will qualify you for university entry:

  • Diploma (identical to the first year of the bachelor’s degree) – Eight or nine university-level units studied over a period of two to three trimesters or two semesters depending on your area of study.

Summer school

Not achieved a passing grade this semester, or want to fast track 1st year? Curtin College Summer school gives you a second chance to stay on schedule with your current study plans, whether you are a student at Curtin University or Curtin College.

Units include:

  • Engineering
    • Calculus for Engineers.
    • Engineering Programming.
    • Linear Algebra and Statistics for Engineers.
  • Information Technology
    • Linear Algebra 1.
    • Object Orientated Program Design.
  • Health Sciences
    • Integrated Systems, Anatomy and Physiology.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL) for the relevant unit.

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