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Event Management

Undergraduate Major


Event Management Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70


Gain skills in organising and promoting exhibitions, festivals, conferences, product launches and fundraisers.

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Christina Chong

I have always liked organising events and was finding myself organising a lot of events in my life, whether it was for me or for someone else. I like how I can be creative with Event Management and I find joy out of it when I see people enjoying themselves.

Work experience

Opportunities to undertake an internship through CCIWA.

Get the Curtin edge

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

Top 1 %

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

Event managers are responsible for developing, organising and promoting events such as exhibitions, festivals, conferences, product launches and fundraisers.

In this major, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to manage events in Australia and overseas.

You will study event planning, management of staff, stakeholders and resources, learn about risk management and consider the environmental, social and economic impact of events and festivals.

You’ll also learn about managing operations, in which you will link event management to business strategy, performance outcomes, competitiveness and sustainability.

You can enhance your studies with a secondary major in public relations or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals. An event management qualification can create opportunities for employment at the core of business, leisure, sporting and cultural activities – in many countries.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Recommended double majors:

Why study

  • You can undertake an internship to help organise a real event, such as the Chevron City to Surf marathon, the Cancer Council Relay for Life or the Perth Royal Show.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

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.

Professional recognition

You may be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Management, the Events Industry Association and Meetings & Events Australia.

Career information


  • Event coordinator
  • Event director
  • Event executive
  • Event manager
  • Marketing officer
  • Public relations officer


  • Event planning and management
  • Government
  • Hospitality
  • Public relations

What you'll learn

  • show responsibility for their own learning by demonstrating initiative in finding new information and conducting active participation in a variety of learning experiences
  • assess a range of significant events from around the globe, appraising relevant management issues from a variety of perspectives
  • actively promote the value of cultural diversity in event management, demonstrating its capacity to improve business and professional practice
  • demonstrate leadership, ethical practices and professional integrity when working within a team and independently.
  • identify key theoretical principles and practical underpinnings of event management and apply these from a conceptual and practical approach to events in a range of contexts including industry and business
  • critically examine event management issues, trends and situations, and formulate creative and innovative propositions to manage challenges faced within the event industry
  • access, evaluate and synthesise information from multiple sources to compare and discriminate between ideas relevant to the many dimensions of event management and relate this knowledge to particular problem settings
  • employ appropriate communication methods to communicate with selected and diverse audiences within event management contexts
  • use and apply technologies, recognizing their advantages and limitations when applied to event management

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) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

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

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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