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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Industrial and Systems Engineering

Undergraduate Major


Industrial and Systems Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 80


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Industrial and systems engineering focuses on the design and optimisation of a whole system rather than individual components. Industrial and system engineers explore problems in their entirety to create holistic solutions and processes for complex projects.

In this engineering major you will learn how to use your analytical and problem-solving skills to make systems more efficient, safe and cost effective.

You’ll learn knowledge and skills in related engineering fields including mechanical and mechatronics, as well as industrial, applied and financial mathematics.

You’ll also develop specialised theoretical knowledge and practical skills in key areas of mechanical design, manufacturing, system control, operations research, modelling, simulation and optimisation of industrial processes.

As a graduate, you’ll be equipped to play an integral role in business and industry where the continual improvement of complex systems and processes is key to success.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Why study

Curtin University has a reputation worldwide for producing career-ready Mechanical Engineering graduates with the capacity to provide real engineering solutions. In addition, Curtin graduates in Mathematics possess high-level skills for analysing data, developing models and predicting future trends. Embedment of these capacities and skills within the Industrial and Systems Engineering course meets the needs of existing and emerging industries, allowing Curtin graduates to have the competitive advantage in local and global employment marketplace.

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

Curtin is currently in the process of seeking Engineers Australia accreditation for the Industrial and Systems Engineering major.

Career information


  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Production engineer
  • Data modeller
  • Logistics specialist
  • Material handling, maintenance or scheduling specialist
  • Plant manager
  • Process control analyst
  • Process improvement specialist
  • Quality controller


  • Banking
  • Communications
  • Defence
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Minerals and energy
  • Retail
  • Space exploration

Further study

What you'll learn

  • develop and apply mechanical engineering and mathematical knowledge to solve complex technological problems and improve/optimise engineering, managerial, operational and physical systems in an interdisciplinary way
  • analyse and interpret data and information with reasoning skills in a chosen area of Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • use a variety of practical and analytical approaches to problem-solving, design and research
  • communicate effectively across disciples with a variety of audiences conveying appropriate knowledge, skills and ideas
  • utilise appropriate technologies and a range of different methods, approaches and strategies both independently and as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • seek out new learning experiences and opportunities to improve knowledge skills and experience; share resources
  • recognise the impact of engineering solutions in a global, international, environmental and societal context
  • value cultural diversity and its impact upon human perceptions, behaviours and decisions in the implementation of engineering works and projects; appreciate language diversity and indigenous perspectives
  • be equipped with a foundation of technical ability, practice with high ethical standards, leadership and good communication skills in the context of engineering projects and other professional endeavours

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 2020 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) 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: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJRH-INDSY
  • Last updated on: September 16, 2020