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Complete your degree fully-online with OUA

Studying a Curtin degree through Open Universities Australia (OUA) is an ideal option if you live regionally, are based outside of Western Australia, don’t wish to come to campus or if you are looking for alternative ways to get into a particular Curtin course.

Study via OUA

When you complete a Curtin degree online through OUA you’ll get the same quality degree as those who study on campus.

Studying with OUA means you could complete your course sooner, as it operates on four study periods, while Curtin Perth follows a two-semester structure. OUA is fully online, though you may need to attend set locations to undertake practicum placements and/or examinations for some courses – this can usually be managed near your home location.

You can choose from over 93 courses and 577 subjects to study online through OUA. Curtin OUA undergraduate courses have no specific admission criteria, but allow open access to first year units to facilitate an alternative entry pathway.

Find a course

How to apply

Applying to study a Curtin course through OUA is simple.

1. Head to the OUA website and find your short course or degree.
2. Check you meet the admission criteria (if applicable).
3. Click ‘Apply Now’.
4. Select your subjects and enrol.

OUA enquiries

If you have any questions about OUA courses, please contact OUA directly.

Gain admission to Curtin via OUA
If you’re a domestic student, you can use your OUA studies to gain admission to some Curtin courses. To be eligible, you must have completed either four tertiary level OUA units OR two tertiary level OUA units, plus have separate evidence of English competency.

Online study support

OUA offers students dedicated support and advice. If you’re studying a Curtin course with OUA, visit their support page to find the help you need.

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Student story

Hear from Josephine about her experience completing a Bachelor of Arts (Professional Writing and Publishing) at Curtin through Open Universities Australia.

Helen Curtin online student

I have studied a number of university degrees. While I know how to research and learn from books, I find the university programs give me mentoring and access to relevant, reliable knowledge, which I may not find on my own.

Studying online suits me as I am in control of my time and my learning experience. It is accessible in most places and does not require attendance at a specific location.

Helen Miller, Digital Design and Internet Communications via OUA