What to expect

Becoming a mature age student means adjusting to a change in your lifestyle and it can be helpful to know what to expect. Studying requires a time commitment, whether you are attending lectures and tutorials on campus or studying online. Curtin has various study options and resources available to help you start your new student life and support you throughout your studies.

Ways you can study

You can choose a study mode which will support other commitments such as work. There are plenty of flexible study options and you can choose from a full time or part time enrolment or study online.  You can even manage your workload by changing how many units you study each semester.


You can choose lecture and tutorials to create a timetable to manage your study, work and other commitments. View samples of potential timetables for undergraduates.

Campus life

As a multicultural and vibrant university, there is always something happening on campus with a variety of ways to be involved and have fun, such as sporting clubs, special events and food vans.

Facilities & services

There is a range of facilities and services on campus to support you whilst studying. Food outlets, retail and banks make life easier and enjoyable whilst you are on campus.

In addition, there are various support services and resources available to assist with your learning and help you succeed.

Parking & security

Getting to and from campus is easy with public transport options, bicycle facilities and pay-as-you-go parking. Safety and security are a priority and no matter when you are on campus, you have 24/7 access to our security team.

Have questions about courses, entry requirements, alternative pathways or anything else Curtin related? We can answer it.