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Curtin University

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With modern facilities, experienced lecturers and opportunities for hands-on industry experience, Curtin will give you a diverse, challenging and rewarding education relevant to today's world. Our degrees can take you anywhere, and will inspire you to go everywhere.

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Study at WA's most preferred university.

Bright minds thrive in the right environment. At Curtin, we have awesome projects like the Square Kilometre Array and the Murchison Widefield Array. We conduct research into important areas such as resources, IT, sustainable development and health, and our Professor of Writing, Kim Scott, was just named 2012 Western Australian of the Year. All this makes Curtin an exciting place to study and over the past three years, more students have chosen Curtin as their first TISC preference over other WA universities.

We're ranked among the world's best.

To give you a head start in your career, we have internationally recognised degrees as well as strong connections to business, industry and over 90 universities worldwide. We're listed in the Times Higher Education's top 100 universities under 50 years old, and we're the only West Australian university ranked in the 2012 Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking's top 50 universities under 50.

You'll graduate career-ready.

At Curtin, we design our courses with careers in mind so you'll graduate with the relevant skills and be ready to hit the ground running in your professional life.

Our alumni and students leave an impact on the world. Olly Brooke was selected for the United Nation's 4th University Scholars Leadership Symposium for his volunteer work. Jake Sturmer won the 2012 Walkley Young Australian Journalist of the Year award. Bay Yeo was named the 2012 WA Young Professional Engineer of the Year. And you don't have to wait until you graduate - you'll have opportunities to make tomorrow better while you study.

A university with many different pathways.

We offer various entry pathways, as well as flexible study options to fit in with your life regardless of your age.

If you're an Indigenous Australian, live in a regional area, or are socially or financially disadvantaged and think you'll get an ATAR between 60-70, our Step Up to Curtin entry pathway can help.

If you haven't completed WACE courses or exams, you're worried you won't get a high enough ATAR for university or you have no previous qualifications, our UniReady Summer Program will get you ready to start your course in Semester 1, 2014. Alternatively, you can complete our free UniReady Semester 1 Program on campus or online, in time to start university in Semester 2, 2014.

We also offer scholarships for various circumstances.

If you want the same degree but prefer to study from home, our online courses offer an engaging, interactive, and convenient learning experience.

You can find out more information about all the different entry pathways into studying at Curtin.

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This website is for future undergraduate Australian/NZ students only. If you're a future postgraduate Australian/NZ student, please refer to our Postgraduates page. If you're a future international student, we have an International Future Students website.

Please note the application deadline for consideration into main round of offers is 3 January 2014, though there are no guarantees and you may only be considered in the second round of offers instead. For all dates, see the TISC Calendar.