Bachelor Honours Degree


Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 80
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth, Curtin University Dubai, Curtin University Malaysia


Access outstanding, purpose-built facilities and start work as a professional engineering graduate in just four years.

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Top 1%

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

Qualify sooner

Start working as a professional engineering graduate in just four years.

Professional recognition

Graduates fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia for a professional engineer.

Curtin’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers you an industry-connected education experience that is uniquely placed to help you provide solutions to complex challenges faced by society, and to improve the quality of life for people all around the world.

Engineering Foundation Year

The Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) begins with the award-winning Engineering Foundation Year (EFY).  Developed in partnership with industry, the program and its purpose-built first-year studios encourage learning by doing.

You will study the fundamental concepts and develop the required skills common to all areas of engineering.

You will have a great opportunity to explore the range of engineering majors available to you before choosing the one you wish to specialise in from your second year.

Our engineering majors are:

The program

The EFY program was developed as a base for all Curtin engineering disciplines to ensure you graduate with a solid theoretical grounding, strong practical experience and cultural awareness.

The EFY and its support services help you progress smoothly into your area of specialisation and graduate as a sought-after and career-ready engineer. Its cross-disciplinary curriculum has been designed to provide you with with the skill base required to commence discipline-specific engineering studies.

The structure

Your EFY will involve:

  • hands-on laboratory work
  • participation from industry representatives providing exposure to professional practice
  • portfolio development with an emphases on reflection and self-evaluation
  • small group tutorial work
  • team-based design and simulation projects
  • traditional, full-class lectures
  • web-based learning resources, bulleting boards, online tutorials and quizzes.

The studio

The first-year studio and project rooms reflect the layout of a modern office, allowing you to familiarise yourself with the style of a professional working environment. The studio also acts as a a hub from which to develop social and academic networks. 

The first-studio includes:

  • an open-plan office
  • computing, electrical and mechanics laboratories
  • one-on-one learning assistance Engineering Tutor Access Points (ETAPs)
  • project meeting rooms. 

Years 2 to 4 

In years 2 to 3 of your engineering degree, you will study units relevant to your chosen major. 

In your fourth year, you will undertake an honours-level research project that will give you an in-depth understanding on a chosen thesis topic. It involves an independent research project structured across two units of study, showing employers your skills in planning and carrying out a complex body of work within defined deadlines.

Professional practice

To graduate from this course, you must undertake 480 hours of exposure to professional engineering practice and complete senior first-aid training.

Alongside your academic studies, professional practice can be obtained by a combination of real-world experiences. Examples include paid and voluntary work placements, university-based experience in industrial projects, attending extra-curricular technical lectures and workshops, and industry site visits in Australia or overseas. 

The School of Electrical Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (EECMS) also offers a three-year Bachelor of Technology in Computer Systems and Networking.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • The Bachelor of Engineering begins with the national award-winning Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. This allows you to explore your options before selecting an engineering major towards the end of your first year.
  • The EFY was developed in partnership with industry to create a curriculum that is reflective of engineering practice, and won an award in the category of Programs that Enhance Learning for ‘The First Year Experience’.
  • Curtin Engineering aspires to be nationally and internationally recognised as a leader in Engineering Education and Research.
  • We are dedicated to the enhancement of teaching and research and the pursuit of excellence and innovative applications of engineering technology as a contribution to the advancement of scientific knowledge, understanding and community relevance. 

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

What you'll learn

  • develop and apply fundamental theoretical and technical knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems in an engineering discipline.
  • demonstrate development of advanced knowledge and understanding in an engineering discipline.
  • apply knowledge using realistic, practical and analytical approaches to problem-solving, design and research
  • communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through the development of appropriate plans and reports
  • identify and use suitable technologies to plan and execute project work and/or a piece of research and scholarship with some intellectual independence
  • demonstrate self-discipline, self-management skills, personal responsibility and the ability to set learning and achievement goals
  • work effectively in teams with global, international and environmentally responsible perspectives
  • recognise the impact of cultural diversity in the implementation engineering works of projects
  • demonstrate leadership, professional behaviour and ethical practice in the context of engineering projects

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.0

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2018 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 8
IB 28
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 70
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 80
India (CBSE) 70%
India (HSC) 71%
Sri Lanka 8

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

Please refer to the major for the course prerequisites.

Other requirements and notes for this course

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees for 2020

Fee year: 2020

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $720*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $18,900*
Total indicative course fee $144,800*
Indicative year 1 fee $36,100*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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Semester 1 and Semester 2

On Campus

Semester 2A and Trimester 1A

On Campus

Semester 1 and Semester 2

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The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

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Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: BH-ENGR
  • CRICOS code: 072467B
  • Last updated on: January 19, 2020