English competency equivalents

Curtin University English Standard List – English Competency Equivalents

Version: December 2017

** Requirement for Engineering UG and PG degrees by coursework (except Double Degrees) for a trial period of three years, effective from Semester Two 2018.

*** All Communicative Skills

 Req. for
Engineering
UG and PG
degrees**
Minimum
English
Language
Proficiency
Higher
English
Language
Proficiency
    
IELTS Academic
Overall Score

with individual bands
6.0
6.0
6.5
6.0
6.5
6.5
6.5
R7 W7
L6.5 S6
7.0
6.5
7.0
7.0
7.5
7.0
7.5
7.5
7.5
R7 W7
L8 S8
Curtin ELB/ELEGateway Program:
A
B- BA-A-AA+A+N/A
PTE Academic
Overall***
50
50
58
50
58
58
58
R64 W64
L58 S50
65
58
65
65
72
65
72
72
72
R72 W72
L84 S84
TOEFL iBT
All sections
68
R – 13
L – 13
S – 18
W – 21
79
R – 13
L – 13
S – 18
W – 21
84
R – 20
L – 20
S – 20
W – 24
89
R – 24
L – 20
S – 18
W – 27
94
R – 20
L – 20
S – 20
W – 24
99
R – 24
L – 24
S – 24
W – 27
102
R – 24
L – 24
S – 24
W – 27
110
R – 27
L – 27
S – 27
W – 29
105
R – 24
L – 28
S – 26
W – 27
CAE Overall Score
Cambridge English
Scale scores for each
skill
(Exam taken from 2015)
169
R – 169
W – 169
L – 169
S – 169
*FCE with same scores
is also acceptable
176
R – 169
W – 169
L – 169
S – 169
176
R – 176
W – 176
L – 176
S – 176
178
R – 185
W – 185
L – 176
S – 169
185
R – 176
W – 176
L – 176
S – 176
185
R – 185
W – 185
L – 185
S – 185
191
R – 185
W – 185
L – 185
S – 185
191
R – 191
W – 191
L – 191
S – 191
191
R – 185
W – 185
L – 200
S – 200
STAT WE 140140140145145145150150150
OET
All four components
C+C+C+R: B
W:B
L: C+
S: C+
BBBBR: B
W: B
L: A
S: A

Legend

Legend Marking range (lowest - highest)
CAECambridge English: Advanced (from 2015)80 – 230
Curtin ELB/ELECurtin University English Language
Bridging/Enabling Program
D – A+
IELTS AcademicInternational English Language Test – Academic 1.0 – 9.0
OETOccupational English TestE – A
PTE AcademicPearson Test of English – Academic10 – 90
STAT WESpecial Tertiary Admissions Test – Written English100 – 200
TOEFL iBTTest of English as a Foreign Language Internet
Based Test
Section: 0 – 30
Total: 0 – 120
Min ELPMinimum English Language Proficiency
Higher ELPHigher English Language Proficiency
RReading
WWriting
LListening
SSpeaking

 

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