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.

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 wish to take up an Engineering degree but do not meet the prerequisites or admission requirements. Students study mathematics and science foundation units required for Engineering over one or two semesters. 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 hoping to attain the mathematics or physics requirements for entry into Medical Radiation Science may apply for Bachelor of Science (Multidisciplinary Science) degree. Students may enrol in health science units to give a minimum enrolment of 75 credits, and achieve a course weighted average of 80% to be considered.
    Note: This course is competitive, intake is only in Feb and there is no guaranteed entry.
  • Data Science & Mathematics Pathway
  • Physics Pathway

Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course

The Indigenous Pre-Science and Engineering Enabling Course is provided to support Indigenous Australian students in developing fundamental and significant knowledge and practices in Science and Engineering.


Self-paced distance education modules based on Year 12 level subjects.

  • Introductory Mathematics (Maths A)
  • Senior Mathematics (Maths B)
  • Biology (Biology)
  • Chemistry (Chemistry)*
  • Physics (Physics)

* Not approved to meet Chemistry ATAR.

Unilearn is not formally affiliated with Curtin University – please contact Curtin Connect Future Students before enrolling into Unilearn to confirm that it offers a pathway into the degree you want to study. 


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.