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Engineering
BH-ENGR

Engineering

Bachelor honours degree

Develop your expertise in Curtin's purpose-built engineering facilities, so that you have the skills to work as a professional engineer as soon as you graduate.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Guaranteed ATAR 80
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    800
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    072467B
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth,  Curtin University Dubai,  Curtin University Malaysia
Course outline

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2024

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Semester 2

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2025

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Semester 2

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2026

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

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Course outline

Outline

Outline

Curtin's Bachelor of Engineering offers you an industry-connected university experience in which you will learn how to create solutions to societal challenges, to improve the quality of life for communities around the world.

Your studies will begin with the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). Designed in extensive consultation with industry, the EFY will teach you the fundamental concepts and skills required by all areas of engineering. Importantly, the EFY allows you to explore Curtin's range of engineering majors before choosing your preferred major.

Our engineering majors are:

Engineering Foundation Year

The EFY will give you a comprehensive grounding in theory, and you’ll gain strong practical skills in our dedicated first-year engineering studio.

You’ll also develop professional career skills such as cultural awareness and an understanding of major societal challenges (climate change and energy transition, for example) that engineers have an increasing role in addressing.

In addition, you’ll learn about emerging themes such as data analytics, 3D printing, machine learning, automation and other areas relevant to the future of your field.

Overall, the EFY and its support services will help you progress smoothly into your chosen discipline and graduate as an industry-ready engineer. It includes:

  • interactive lectures
  • small group tutorials and workshops
  • hands-on physical and computer laboratories
  • team-based design and simulation projects
  • portfolio development, with an emphasis on reflection and self-evaluation
  • participation by industry representatives, exposing you more exposure to professional practice.

First-year studio

The first-year studio and project rooms reflect the modern working environment, so that you become familiar with the layout of a professional industry setting. The studio is also a hub to develop social and academic networks. It comprises:

  • an open-plan office
  • computing, electrical and mechanics laboratories
  • project meeting rooms. 

Years 2–4 

In the second, third and fourth years of your course, you’ll study units relevant to your chosen major. You may also choose to undertake research or specialisations beyond your major, giving you the flexibility to broaden or deepen your expertise.

In your fourth year, you’ll complete an honours-level research project. This experience will not only give you an in-depth understanding of your minor thesis or project topic, but it will also demonstrate to employers your ability to plan and complete a complex body of work within deadlines.

Professional practice

To graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), you must complete 480 hours of engagement with professional engineering practice. This can comprise a combination of real-world experiences – such as paid and voluntary work placements, working on university-based industry projects, attending extra-curricular technical lectures and workshops, and industry site visits in Australia or overseas.

What you'll learn

  • Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of applied science, computing, and engineering.
  • Use underpinning science, engineering, and sustainability principles to solve complex social and industrial challenges.
  • Design and implement engineering solutions in a safe, ethical, legal, professional, and through respectful partnerships with local First Peoples and other diverse cultures as globally responsible citizens.
  • Assess the available scientific and engineering knowledge and undertake applied research in the broad engineering field.
  • Employ the technologies and knowledge to develop and communicate effective and innovative engineering solutions to complex problems.
  • Develop lifelong learning habits, teamwork and leadership abilities, and project management skills.

Why study Engineering

Industry accredited

Curtin's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited by Engineers Australia (EA) and recognised internationally.

Select your engineering field

Our award-winning Engineering Foundation Year lets you experience a range of engineering fields, to ensure you choose the right career for you.

Career-focused facilities

Experience our purpose-designed Engineering Pavilion, studio and project rooms.

Professional recognition

Curtin's Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) is accredited in Australia by Engineers Australia (EA) and recognised internationally.

Note: Curtin proactively seeks course accreditation by EA, to ensure that our graduates have professional recognition in Australia and by international signatories to the Washington Accord.As EA accreditation is outcomes-based, when a course is new or recently established (and therefore yet to produce the threshold number of graduates), it may be granted provisional accreditation. Provisional accreditation indicates that the course meets the accreditation criteria to the extent possible at the time of evaluation and is likely to be granted full accreditation in the future. Our Energy Engineering and Software Systems Engineering majors are recently established courses that are currently seeking provisional accreditation.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered a high school leaver if you:

  • Completed year 12 in Australia or overseas in the past two years, or
  • Completed TAFE or VET studies in the past two years.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

StepUp Entry

StepUp Entry

Successful StepUp Entry and StepUp Equity Adjustment Admission Pathway (StepUp Bonus) applicants will be eligible to be considered for admission into this course.

Alternative pathways

  • Indigenous applicant

    If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicant who hasn’t met Curtin’s minimum admissions criteria, the Centre for Aboriginal Studies offers bridging courses that are tailored to help you gain entry into this course.

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

How others gained admission

View the ATAR breakdown to see the low, median and high ATAR scores of students who started studying this course recently.

To see the other pathways students have taken, see the pathway breakdown.

Application Requirements

Other requirements and notes for this course

To graduate from this course you must have completed 480 hours of exposure to professional engineering practice. 

Professional practice can comprise a combination of real-world experiences. Examples include paid and voluntary work placements, university-based experience in industrial projects, attending extra-curricular technical lectures and workshops, and industry site visits in Australia and/or overseas.

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.

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Application Requirements

Other requirements and notes for this course

To graduate from this course you must have completed 480 hours of exposure to professional engineering practice. 

Professional practice can comprise a combination of real-world experiences. Examples include paid and voluntary work placements, university-based experience in industrial projects, attending extra-curricular technical lectures and workshops, and industry site visits in Australia and/or overseas.

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.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • TAFE entry

    TAFE Advanced Diploma of Engineering (2 years); or Curtin College Diploma of Engineering. AND satisfied the prerequisites: Maths Methods, and Physics/Chemistry. The Maths Methods prerequisite can be met with: Maths Methods ATAR; or MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics or MATH1005 Pre-Calculus, and MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus. The Physics prerequisite can be met with: Physics ATAR; or PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics. The Chemistry prerequisite can be met with: Chemistry ATAR; or CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry and CHEM1001 Biological Chemistry

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT is not accepted as an entry pathway, but May be used to demonstrate English

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Application Requirements

Other requirements and notes for this course

To graduate from this course you must have completed 480 hours of exposure to professional engineering practice. 

Professional practice can comprise a combination of real-world experiences. Examples include paid and voluntary work placements, university-based experience in industrial projects, attending extra-curricular technical lectures and workshops, and industry site visits in Australia and/or overseas.

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.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  1. Attained an ATAR of 80 or above

    or

    Completed 200 credit points in the Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course

    or

    Completed a total of 100 credit points in Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science), or other Curtin undergraduate courses, with at least 75 credit points completed in the semester prior to course switching

    or

    Completed a total 100 credit points in Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science), or other Curtin undergraduate courses, with part-time enrolment of 50 credits in the two continuing semesters prior to course switching

  2. Met ATAR Math Methods prerequisite (or equivalent)
  3. Met one of the following prerequisites (or equivalent): ATAR Physics, ATAR Chemistry, ATAR Engineering Studies 
  4. Achieved an academic status of Good Standing

Prerequisite Information
The ATAR Maths Methods pre-requisite can be met with the following Curtin unit:
MATH1014 Foundations of Calculus

The ATAR Physics pre-requisite can be met with the following Curtin unit:
PHYS1006  Foundation of Physics

The ATAR Chemistry prerequisite can be met with the following Curtin units:
CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry and CHEM1001 Biological Chemistry

Higher education course switcher criteria

To switch into this course from another higher education provider, you need to have:

  1. A minimum ATAR/ Selection Rank of 80
    Note: Selection Ranks are assessed based on your tertiary studies

  2. Met ATAR Math Methods prerequisite (or equivalent)
  3. Met one of the following prerequisites (or equivalent): ATAR Physics, ATAR Chemistry, ATAR Engineering Studies 
  4. Achieved an academic status of Good Standing

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 80

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Mathematics Methods ATAR and at least one of the following: Physics ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Engineering Studies ATAR, or equivalent.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    Mathematics Specialist ATAR, or equivalent.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Application Requirements

Other requirements and notes for this course

To graduate from this course you must have completed 480 hours of exposure to professional engineering practice. 

Professional practice can comprise a combination of real-world experiences. Examples include paid and voluntary work placements, university-based experience in industrial projects, attending extra-curricular technical lectures and workshops, and industry site visits in Australia and/or overseas.

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.

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Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$10,200*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*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 – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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2024

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Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

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  • Curtin course code: BH-ENGR
  • CRICOS code: 072467B
  • Last updated on: 13 June 2024

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