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About Curtin College

Curtin College 21 year anniversaryCurtin College is your pathway to a bachelor degree at Curtin University, Western Australia’s largest university. If you do not qualify for direct entry into Curtin University, a Curtin College Diploma will help you gain entry.

We are on campus at Curtin University in Perth, so you will experience university life from day one. As a Curtin College student, you will be able to participate in University events, join clubs and enjoy other Curtin campus facilities.

Since 2000, Curtin College has helped over 12,000 students realise their dreams of a Curtin University bachelor degree. This year also marks Curtin College 21st Birthday – and to celebrate the occasion, we held a special anniversary logo design competition for students. This design, which incorporates the black swan as a symbol of Perth and Western Australia, was developed by Sharon Chung from Hong Kong, who is enrolled in our Diploma of Creative Arts and Industries.

Curtin College partners with Curtin Singapore to deliver pathway programs to Curtin University. Students completing a Curtin College Diploma gain direct entry into year 2 of their Curtin University bachelor degree. Find out more here.

Curtin University is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2021 and 194th in the world in the QS World University Ranking 2022.

Curtin College is located in Building 205 on Curtin University’s Bentley Campus.
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Why Curtin College?

  • Students studying first year units will gain a Diploma qualification, as well as entry into the second year of their chosen bachelor’s degree at Curtin University. Curtin College Diploma (Stage 2) = Year 1 of your Curtin bachelor’s degree.
  • Fast-track options are available, with the trimester system offering 3 intakes per year for some courses.
  • Small classes sizes (around 25 students), so you can count on extra help and support when you need it.
  • Cultural diversity – around 1,200 students from 40 countries, at Western Australia’s largest University.
  • You are already on-campus, on-track. We are here to support you, all the way.

Who is Curtin College for?

Curtin College is for students who

  • wish to attain a Curtin University bachelor’s degree
  • do not meet Curtin University’s minimum entry requirements
  • have completed Year 12 but did not obtain a high school graduate certification
  • are of mature age and need an alternative pathway to university
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*The Curtin College Higher Education Diploma has the same course content and structure as Year 1 of the corresponding Curtin University undergraduate degree. Complete the Curtin College Diploma, and you will gain direct entry into Year 2 of the corresponding Curtin University bachelor’s degree.

How does it work?

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Note: Duration of Curtin University bachelor’s degree is dependent upon course studied.

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