Admission criteria

Assessment for entry to a course at Curtin is based on, but not limited to, the following criteria

  • calculated or notional Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) or equivalent
  • written submission
  • portfolio presentation
  • English language proficiency
  • pre-requisite units

Visit our courses page to find out the minimum admission criteria needed for entry into a particular course.

Applicants using ATAR for entry to Curtin

If you completed Year 12 in Western Australia within the last two years and have an ATAR, you may apply for entry to Curtin based on your ATAR alone (OP in Queensland). This includes applicants with selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments) or an equivalent International Baccalaureate Diploma score. Applicants still need to meet the minimum ATAR for the course they are applying for and demonstrate English language proficiency. Some Curtin courses also require additional criteria to be met as well as ATAR.

If you are have completed Year 12 within the last two years at an interstate high school, you must have completed an Australian Year 12 Certificate with an ATAR at least equivalent to the minimum ATAR of the course you are applying for, as well as meet other admission criteria.

If you don’t have a high enough ATAR for the course you are applying for, there may be other admission options you can consider.

Find out more about the differences between ATAR and Selection Rank, and how an ATAR is calculated here.

How an applicant is selected

Only applicants who meet the required minimum admission criteria may be selected for an offer of a place in an undergraduate course.

If you don’t meet the admission criteria, there are still other ways to gain entry into Curtin.

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