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- Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology)
Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.
- 4 years full-time
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
The course aims to develop your understanding of typical communication development, developmental and acquired communication and swallowing disorders, clinical practice in speech pathology, clinical measurement, and research.
I chose speech pathology because I wanted a career where I could be helping others, and I love language and working with children.
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Diagnose and treat people with communication impairments including speech, language and stuttering, and difficulties relating to swallowing.
This course will develop your understanding of typical and acquired communication development, swallowing disorders and clinical practice in speech pathology.
Your first year is interprofessional and taken with other health sciences students. In your second year your studies will focus on three streams: human communication science, clinical science in speech pathology, and research methods.
You can apply your learning during supervised clinical practice in the on-campus clinic and in professional practice settings. You must complete the fieldwork requirements before entering clinical placements in third year.
Speech Pathology students undertake over 900 hours of clinical training prior to graduation.
- Access to well-equipped clinical education facilities and resources including video, audio and computer hardware and software.
- Experienced staff with considerable clinical, teaching and research expertise.
- You can gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in the health sector (for example, in administration) or undertake higher degree by research programs in health research or audiology.
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.
The Bachelor of Science (Speech Pathology) degree is accredited by Speech Pathology Australia. Upon graduation you may be eligible for membership.
- Speech Pathologist (Aus)
What you'll learn
- apply knowledge of human communication science to the delivery of speech pathology services and research in diverse and changing settings
- critically analyse information to plan, implement and evaluate speech pathology services and research
- locate, extract and critically appraise evidence and information from a range of resources to solve theoretical and applied problems in human communication science
- demonstrate excellence in written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills appropriate to the discipline within a legal and ethical framework
- use technologies relevant to the human communication sciences to inform clinical practice and research
- understand and implement varied learning strategies, and take responsibility for ongoing professional and personal development
- incorporate and demonstrate awareness of global or international perspectives in health care to clinical practice and research in speech pathology
- demonstrate awareness of and respect for individual human rights and cultural diversity
- independently and collaboratively apply professional skills in an ethical manner across a range of professional settings
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)|
|Overall band score||7.0|
Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2020 only.
|GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three)||8|
|Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6)||70|
|ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE)||80|
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Other requirements and notes for this course
You must complete the fieldwork requirements before entering clinical placements in third year.
The July intake is intended for domestic course switching students. Places are limited. Enrolment may be on a part-time basis depending on unit availability, which could extend the course duration. Please contact the Course Coordinator.
Please note places in the course may be limited and meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee a place in the course. Enrolment in the course may involve a period of part-time study which may increase the duration of the 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.
Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)
Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements. Failure to comply with any of the essential requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.
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Fees & charges
International student indicative fees
Fee year: 2020
|International onshore – fee paying||Cost|
|Indicative essential incidental course fee||$630*|
|Offer letter (100 credit) published fee||$18,700*|
|Total indicative course fee||$147,400*|
|Indicative year 1 fee||$37,500*|
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.
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- Curtin course code: B-SPEECH
- CRICOS code: 032949D
- Last updated on: November 5, 2020