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Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course

Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course

Enabling Course


Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course
1 year full-time
Curtin Perth


Start your career in science or engineering in a place that lends a sense of belonging.

Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide (Academic Ranking of World Universities 2019).

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Broad career options

Foundation to an undergraduate degree in a science or engineering discipline.

Workshops are being held from November 2019 to January 2020 to provide further information for those interested in studying this course. Register to attend a workshop.

This enabling course is a pathway for Indigenous Australian students interested in studying an undergraduate science or engineering course at Curtin.

It will help you meet the requirements for your chosen course and will equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to succeed at university.

Throughout the enabling course, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and a range of academic support services at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, including mentoring and tutoring. 

When you complete the course, you will be eligible for entry into a range of Curtin’s undergraduate science and engineering courses. Depending on the course you choose, you may be exempt from one unit based on what you’ve learned in the enabling course.

You can then transition into diverse areas of science or engineering, and gain a solid base for further study or work opportunities.

What you'll learn

  • understand the concepts of mathematics, statistics. physics, and chemistry and apply foundational scientific knowledge to achieve outcomes
  • develop critical thinking and analytical skills that enable creative and innovative solution focused outcomes
  • learn and apply skills in the use and application of technology to identify and synthesise information
  • apply principles of academic writing and communication skills, and demonstrate academic integrity
  • use appropriate technology ethically for interpreting and analysing information or data
  • develop study and life-long learning skills that heighten education success, generating confidence to sustain intellectual engagement and self-directed learning
  • develop fundamental understanding and application of international standards and practices in science
  • demonstrate respect for Aboriginal perspectives and cultural diversity valuing different knowledge and contributions to science
  • demonstrate independent learning and leadership when required with the ability to work collectively within a team

Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: EN-INDPSE
  • Last updated on: February 14, 2020