What you need to get in

General admission criteria for any Curtin course

To be eligible to study any bachelor degree course at Curtin, you normally need to have completed the following:

  • graduated from high school and met the requirements of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE)
  • obtained a sufficiently high ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank) to meet the indicative ATAR requirement for the course you wish to study
  • received a scaled mark of at least 50 in: English ATAR or Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR.

Your other options

Enabling courses

If you don’t meet Curtin’s admission criteria, there are other options to help you gain entry to Curtin, including online and on-campus enabling courses.


There are a number of scholarships available to reward excellence and enable students from all backgrounds to realise their potential.

Overseas Secondary Education

There are overseas senior secondary school leaving qualifications, such as the International Baccalaureate Diploma, which could meet Curtin’s general admission criteria.

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