Engineering Foundation Year
The Bachelor of Engineering begins with the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). Developed in partnership with industry, this accredited, award-winning Engineering Foundation Year and its purpose-built First Year Studios promote the concept of learning by doing.
You will study the fundamental concepts and develop the required skills common to all areas of engineering. You will have a great opportunity to explore the range of engineering disciplines available to you before choosing your engineering major from second year.
The EFY program was developed as a base from which all Curtin Engineering disciplines seek to produce graduates who have a solid theoretical grounding, a strong practical focus, are culturally astute and professionally accomplished.
The EFY and its support services endeavour to ensure that Curtin engineering students can progress smoothly into their area of specialisation and graduate as sought-after and job-ready engineers. Its cross-disciplinary curriculum has been designed to provide the skill base required for the commencement of discipline-specific engineering studies.
The EFY and its support services endeavour to ensure that Curtin engineering students can progress smoothly into their area of specialisation and graduate as sought-after and job-ready engineers.
Your Engineering Foundation Year will involve:
- traditional, full-class lectures
- small group tutorial work
- hands-on laboratory work
- industrial site visits and follow-up case studies
- team-based design and simulation projects
- web-based learning resources, bulletin boards, online tutorials and quizzes
- portfolio development with an emphasis on reflection and self-evaluation.