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Industrial and Systems Engineering
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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Undergraduate major

Use your analytical and problem solving skills to optimise complex systems and processes.

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  • ATAR
    Guaranteed ATAR 80
  • Qualification
    Industrial and Systems Engineering Major (BEng Hons)
  • Credit
    600
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Industrial and Systems Engineering

Outline

Outline

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.

 See our handbook for more course information. 

Career information

Careers

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

Industries

  • 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

Professional recognition

This major has received provisional accreditation from Engineers Australia.

This course has been formally endorsed by the Naval Shipbuilding College.

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 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

    Not accepted.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 80

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

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

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

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

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

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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.

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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.

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

  • STAT entry

    Not accepted.

ATAR pathway

  • Guaranteed ATAR 80

    This course has a guaranteed ATAR of 80

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

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

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

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

6.0

Speaking

6.0

Reading

6.0

Listening

6.0

Overall band score

6.0

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

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.

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Find your pathway to Curtin

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees & charges

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

How to apply

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