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.

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.


Courses offered at Kalgoorlie

Undergraduate 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.

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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.

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Curtin’s Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) offers you an industry-connected education experience that is uniquely placed to help you provide solutions to complex challenges faced by society, and to improve the quality of life for people all around the world.

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The Faculty of Science and Engineering offers a wide range of disciplines within the Bachelor of Science and other degrees, which gives you the opportunity to pursue your specific interests.

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Associate Degree in Mining

The Associate Degree will provide the freedom of choice to start up mining career or be a stepping-stone to further study. This degree prepares students for entry to the Bachelor of Science (Mining) and subsequently Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) (Honours).

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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.

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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.

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Bridging courses

Indigenous Tertiary Enabling course

Since it was established in 1976, this free, one-semester course has helped hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students gain entry to University. If you’re thinking of studying at Curtin but haven’t met the prerequisites, the Indigenous Tertiary Enabling Course is designed for you.

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UniReady Enabling Program

The UniReady program can help you qualify for entry into a range of undergraduate courses. Successful completion of the program will fulfil the minimum admission criteria or an ATAR of 70 and English proficiency.

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Postgraduate courses

Master of Engineering Science (Metallurgy)

This course is designed to meet the needs of professional metallurgists with an undergraduate qualification in this field. It will help you develop specialist knowledge and skills in extractive metallurgy and provide you with the knowledge and qualifications required to further your career in the minerals industry.

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Master of Engineering Science (Mining)

This course is designed to produce engineers capable of designing, operating and managing a mining operation.

The course is suitable if you wish to gain specialist knowledge in mining engineering or are a graduate currently working within the mining industry and want to significantly upgrade your knowledge with a view to furthering your career in this field.

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