Kalgoorlie Campus

The Kalgoorlie Campus puts WA School of Mines students in the heart of WA’s most historic mining region.

Now, a range of other courses are available in addition to our renowned engineering degrees, so you can start your study journey closer to home in your first year, and complete the remainder online.

Courses

Early childhood education

Early childhood teachers play an integral role in shaping the social and cognitive development of young children. Our Early Childhood Education course gives you the skills you need to teach children up to eight years old. You will explore child development, family partnerships and the curriculum learning areas, and gain practical experience in early childhood education settings. The course leads to registration as a teacher.

Primary education

Our Primary Education course provides a qualification that enables you to teach primary school children in government, Catholic and independent schools. The course encourages analytical and critical thinking, and a student-centred approach, preparing you for changing cultural, social and individual needs of children in schools. You will work in the classroom for some periods of the course, including a term-long internship.

Health Sciences

Health Sciences is a multidisciplinary degree that provides a solid foundation in public health. You can use the degree to work in the area of public health or as a pathway into other health degrees, such as speech pathology, pharmacy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.

Commerce

The Bachelor of Commerce is an internationally recognised business qualification. You can choose from a variety of specialisations to suit your passions and career goals, including: accounting, business law, economics, business information systems, management, marketing and communication in business, and run your own virtual company in the business capstone unit.

Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course

The Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course is a six-month program designed to fast-track Indigenous students with a secondary education and/or relevant TAFE qualification into mainstream University degree programs. It provides the necessary academic knowledge and skills in a culturally appropriate environment and promotes a strong sense of Indigenous identity which values each student’s cultural background.

Curtin WA School of Mines: Minerals, Energy and Chemical Engineering courses

Courses offered through the WA School of Mines allow you to study at our main campus in Perth, as well as Kalgoorlie. Courses include chemical engineering and extractive metallurgy double degree, extractive metallurgy, metallurgical engineering and mining engineering.

Campus life

Whether you’re relocating from a city centre or studying a little closer to home, you can enjoy a range of facilities and social spaces at Curtin’s Kalgoorlie Campus throughout your entire course, including when studying online.

The new library is perfect for quiet study time as well as access to a range of helpful study tools and texts. The computer labs are open 24-hours a day to ensure you have access to technology and study at your convenience. In addition, mining and engineering students have access to outstanding chemical, metallurgical and mineral processing labs for hands-on, practical study.

The campus features a variety of recreational facilities for students to relax, exercise and socialise, including a gymnasium, tennis, volleyball and squash courts, table tennis and BBQ area. The Social Club is an activity hub for students, featuring food, VIP parties and a comfortable, open space to socialise with other students.

Brand new on-campus student accommodation houses up to 236 students and offers welcoming communal living spaces and free wi-fi.

Distributed learning

Distributed learning offers face-to-face class interaction with your tutors and peers through video conferencing technology. You’ll also enjoy full access to the facilities and services at Curtin Kalgoorlie, including the campus library, wi-fi, academic student support services, as well as the latest technologies, resources and online collaboration tools.

After first year, depending on the course you study, you can switch to online study and remain in Kalgoorlie or relocate to Perth for the remainder of your course.

Have any questions about courses, admission criteria, bridging and enabling courses or anything else Curtin related? We can answer it.