What is university like?

Curtin campuses offer a vibrant and supportive environment, where students feel inspired and engaged in their learning. You will have the opportunity to study in world-class facilities and become involved with the many social activities happening across campus. Our Open Day is a great way to find out what university’s like or keep reading to find out what to expect from enrolling at Curtin:


You can mix different subject areas or switch courses if your interests change. Some of our courses allow you to travel while completing your degree, or you may be able to study part or all of your degree at one of our international campuses or partner universities.

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Student workload

Your workload will differ depending on your course and whether you choose to study full time, part time or onlineDiscover the different degree types available and how university study differs from TAFE or schoolFirst-year student timetable examples give you an idea of what to expect from a typical day at university.

Campus life

Curtin’s Bentley campus provides a range of convenient services for students. Retail stores, sport and recreation activities and the Curtin University Bookshop are a few of the amenities available at our Bentley campus. 

There is always plenty of fun events happening on campus, with exciting initiatives such as pop-up food vans and our outdoor cinema are already transforming campus life. On and off campus accommodation is also available, operated by Curtin Housing Services

Curtin initiatives

Get more out of Curtin than a degree. Become involved with the Curtin community through leadership programs and volunteering opportunities.

Looking after the environment is a key focus of Curtin’s teaching and research, and is emphasised in many areas, from agricultural practices, renewable energy and corporate responsibility, to recycling, population health and urban planning.

Learning facilities

Curtin is transforming towards technology-rich environments that immerse you in your course like never before. Learning spaces that recreate real workplaces will enhance your studies and help ensure you graduate with the experience you need.  In many of our courses, you’ll have the opportunity to apply your learning in a real-world industry environment before you graduate and apply it in the workforce. Your opportunities will often extend to field trips and work placements.


Curtin University is located in Perth, Western Australia at the Bentley campusYou can also study at the campuses of Curtin Malaysia and Curtin Singapore. There are opportunities available for you to study overseas as part of your degree through our student exchange and study abroad programs.

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