Entry pathways & study support

We offer a wide range of services and programs to support you throughout your studies, and particularly during your first semester. In addition to the support services available to all students, Curtin has dedicated services available to assist students who may be struggling with some aspects of their studies as a result of prior or current disadvantage; as well as a specialised careers counsellor, needs-based scholarships, and events.

Alternative entry pathways

The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a number of unique alternative entry pathways and courses to help you even if you don’t think you meet all the entry requirements.

Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science)

Students who meet the Entry requirements to the Multidisciplinary Science major, may enrol in units to facilitate entry into another Science or Engineering course of their choice.

Engineering Pathway

This pathway is designed for those students who meet Curtin’s entry requirements and wish to take up an Engineering degree but do not meet the prerequisites or admission requirements. Students apply for the Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) degree and select appropriate units. Students hoping to improve their ATAR will need to enrol in 100 credits and achieve a Semester Weighted Average of >65%.

Medical Radiation Science Pathway

Students requiring Mathematics or Physics for entry into Medical Radiation Science may apply for Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) degree. Health Science core units may also be selected to give a minimum enrolment of 75 credits.
Note: This course is competitive and there is no guaranteed entry.


UniReady is designed to help you gain entry into a range of undergraduate courses and you can study it on campus, fully online, or a combination of both.

Portfolio Entry

If you don’t meet the standard entry requirements you may be able to submit a portfolio that demonstrates you meet the prerequisites, but in an alternative way. You will need to provide an introductory letter, resume, evidence of your academic achievements, and letters of support stating your academic preparedness and aptitude.

Curtin College

At Curtin College, you can choose from a range of courses from pre-university to diploma programs in subject areas including commerce, information technology, built environment, arts and creative industries, engineering, health sciences and social sciences.

Based at our main campus, Curtin College offers programs that lead directly to the second year of a Curtin bachelor degree.

Curtin College presents an excellent alternative pathway to university study with many benefits including:

  • Convenient location on Curtin’s main campus, preparing you for university life
  • Fast-track options and three intakes per year
  • University degree transfer programs providing a smooth transfer into the second year of your chosen bachelor degree at Curtin University
  • Small class sizes and extra support
  • Cultural diversity with 1,200 students from 40 countries.