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What’s it like to study online?

Studying online at Curtin means that you’ll do the same coursework and assessments as the students studying on-campus, but you’ll study where you want, have more flexibility with your time, and may use different technology and methods to complete your work.

Studying online means you’ll have access to:

  • 24/7 access to interactive online learning
  • Social networking with other students
  • A user-friendly system including a mobile app
  • Tutors experienced in online delivery
  • A wealth of online library resources including full text access to e-Reserve, past exam papers and journals.
  • The same degree you’d get if you studied on campus

Support services

We have plenty of help available to people studying online, such as library services, counselling, career assistance, IT services and more. Learn about our support services for online students.

Example study planners

These examples show how some online students might plan their study around their other commitments.

Example of a part time worker studying four units online

Example timetable of a part time worker studying four units online. Units and study Mon-Thurs; work Fri-Sat; social activities Mon night, Fri night and Sunday.

Example of shift worker studying two units online

Example timetable of shift worker studying two units online. Units and study Mon, Tue, Fri, Sun mornings & Thur evening; shift work Mon-Wed 2pm-1am.

Frequently asked questions

  1. What undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available online?
  2. What does studying online involve?
  3. How is studying online different from studying on campus?
  4. Besides course fees, what other cost will be involved with studying via Curtin Online?
  5. Will online study fit into my lifestyle?

VIEW MORE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Academic calendar

See semester, trimester, study periods and session dates, including orientation, start dates and study weeks, on the Curtin academic calendar.

Free skills development

Some skills you can’t learn in class. Find out about the Curtin Leadership Centre’s free online skills-based development.