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Undergraduate engineering

We’re preparing engineers today, for tomorrow

At Curtin we’re preparing engineers with the skills, knowledge and individuality to rise to the challenges of tomorrow, today.

Why choose engineering at Curtin?

Gain a strong foundation

Our Bachelor of Engineering begins with the Engineering Foundation Year, where you will study the fundamental concepts and develop skills common to all areas of engineering. This foundation gives you a broad knowledge and helps you progress smoothly into your chosen major in your second year. You’ll not only learn theory but also work on simulated projects in real computing, electrical, and mechanics laboratories.

Graduate as an accredited engineer

When you graduate, you’ll immediately fulfil the stage one competencies required by Engineers Australia for a professional engineer and will be able to work internationally in more than 20 countries. The accreditation is only awarded to universities that have met rigorous benchmarks of teaching quality.

Make industry connections

You’ll have opportunities to network with top employers in your chosen industry, through advisory panel discussions and guest lectures. In your final year, you could even work on an industry research project with one of our partners.

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Shape the future

Designed in extensive consultation with industry, Curtin’s engineering curriculum focuses on emerging themes such as data analytics, 3D printing, machine learning and automation, so you’ll graduate with skills and abilities relevant to the future of engineering.

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Be a problem solver

To complement your chosen discipline of engineering, you have the flexibility to undertake research units or study specialisations outside of your core study discipline, developing your transferrable and problem-solving skills.

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Become a global citizen

What you study here reflects the world out there – our curriculum is aligned with the UN’s Sustainability Goals and emphasises your responsibilities as an engineer, including how to address climate change challenges and advocate for greater social and cultural diversity in industry.

Curtin graduates rated the best employees in Australia

Curtin University graduates have been rated the best in the country for employer satisfaction, showing they have the skills and qualifications employers value, want and need.

Lucky seven for Curtin’s world No. 2 in mineral and mining engineering

Curtin University has maintained its position as the world’s second-ranked university and number one in Australia for mineral and mining engineering for the seventh year in a row in the 2023 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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View our engineering majors

Explore our range of engineering majors, available to specialise in from your second year.

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You’ll have the option of studying a range of specialisations within our Bachelor of Engineering (honours) degree. Specialisations contain half the number of units than a major. This gives you an opportunity to gain knowledge across a broad range of areas such as business, arts, design or even science.

Say hello to a new type of engineer

We’re engineering new engineers by providing students with an industry-connected education experience that helps provide solutions to complex challenges faced by society, and to improve the quality of life for people all around the world.

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Environmental awareness and social connectedness

Practical measures to mitigate environmental impacts, social responsibility and ethical behaviour are at the forefront of an engineering education experience at Curtin.

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New technologies

Applied learning in data analytics, robotics, 3D printing, machine learning and artificial intelligence provide students with the knowledge and agility to understand rapidly transforming engineering systems due to new innovative technologies.

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Systems thinking

With a focus on interconnectedness and the recognition of systems as collections of components, systems thinking allows students to recognise and solve complex engineering problems.

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Communication skills and teamwork

Delivering technical outcomes within a group framework is central to becoming a successful engineer, with students required to work in teams throughout the duration of their degree.

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I chose to study mechanical engineering because I enjoy applying my knowledge to solve hands-on and challenging problems. From my studies I’ve learnt how to work collaboratively and solve problems in a logical and systematic way. I’ve also made many friends and built networks that I’ll carry into my future career.

Kieren Williams – Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

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Our double degrees

Gain two separate qualifications and a more diverse set of skills and knowledge, expanding your career options upon graduation.

Our condensed program structure means students complete two degrees faster than if you studied them separately.

I chose to study metallurgical engineering because I’ve always had a passion for chemistry and understanding chemical processes from a practical perspective. The most enjoyable part of my degree has been relocating to the WA School of Mines (WASM) in Kalgoorlie for my third and fourth years. I was able to immerse myself in the WASM culture and take on extracurricular roles, professional development and social events— all while being in the heart of the mining industry.

Sarah Montague, Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgical Engineering) (Hons)

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