What to expect
University is different from school, or even TAFE. You are responsible for making decisions about your education and life, including whether to study full time or part time, attending your set classes and lectures and planning your timetable.
You will enjoy the freedom uni life brings, and it will help you develop skills that all employers look for: time management, organisation, teamwork, multi-tasking, goal setting, negotiation and networking.
There are multiple resources to facilitate your learning:
The iLecture system records lectures, workshops, tutorials and conference proceedings for available units. You can stream high-resolution video or audio files for many classes. Load the files onto your smartphone, tablet or laptop, and listen or watch at your leisure.
As a Curtin student, you will have access to iPortfolio. It’s an online space where you collect and display evidence of your skills and achievements.
It’s a great way to connect with prospective employers, and you can also upload your portfolio to iTunesU and share your talent with other people from around the world.
Curtin uses Blackboard, an online learning management system, to connect you to the resources and tools you need to engage with your units of study.
On Blackboard, you will find unit information, study resources, learning activities, and opportunities for communication with tutors and students, which can be accessed at any time. Using Mobile Learn, you can interact with your Blackboard units using your smartphone or tablet.
Every Curtin student has access to the student portal OASIS, which contains secure and personalised services. On your OASIS homepage you’ll find student email, exam results, personal bookmarks, links to all Curtin’s facilities, library catalogues and databases, the latest campus news, timetable information and the Official Communications Channel.