Studying in Kalgoorlie
Whether you’re a local or have transferred from Perth, studying a science or engineering degree in Kalgoorlie will give you hands-on experience living in a mining town. You can build industry networks and learn from experts living and working in Western Australia’s Goldfields, while learning in our high-tech facilities.
A range of other courses are available in addition to our renowned engineering degrees, so you can start your study journey closer to home in your first year, and complete the remainder online.
Living in Kalgoorlie
Kalgoorlie lies 600km east of Perth in the Goldfields region. The city was established in 1893 when gold was first discovered locally, and today it remains an important centre for the state’s mining industry.
You will have access to modern accommodation, a gym and outdoor recreation spaces. A thriving student social club hosts regular activities and events. Venturing outside the campus, you can soak up the atmosphere of Kalgoorlie’s famous pub culture or visit historic sites scattered around town.
Kalgoorlie is a great starting point to explore Australia’s south west. From red, sandy desert landscapes to dramatic, rugged southern coastlines, there’s lots to see within easy reach.
A range of courses in engineering, education, health and commerce are offered at Curtin Kalgoorlie, with several entry pathways available to help you start studying.
Enabling courses and alternative entry
Indigenous Tertiary Enabling course
Our free, six-month course has helped hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students gain entry to university. If you’re thinking of studying at Curtin but haven’t met the prerequisites, the Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course is designed for you.
This six-month program can be studied online, and can help you gain entry into a range of undergraduate courses. It’s for students who don’t meet Curtin’s ATAR requirements.
You can submit a portfolio to apply for a wide range of Curtin courses. To be successful, you’ll need to demonstrate evidence of your academic achievements, qualifications and ability in your chosen field.