2019 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Times Higher Education

 
2019 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Times Higher Education
2019                    UNDERGRADUATE
                        COURSE GUIDE

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2019 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE GUIDE - Times Higher Education
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    This publication has been written specifically for future students who are Australian or New Zealand citizens, or have Australian resident status.
    Information in this publication is correct at the time of printing and valid for 2018, but may change from time to time. For the most up-to-date details on Curtin’s courses, refer
                                                                                                                                                                                          IN THIS GUIDE
    to: courses.curtin.edu.au.
    In particular the University reserves the right to change the content and/or method of assessment, to change or alter tuition fees of any unit of study, to withdraw any unit of
    study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.                                             A global university.................................................................................................................................. 2
    Curtin will not be liable to you or to any other person for any loss or damage (including direct, consequential or economic loss or damage) however caused and whether by
    negligence or otherwise which may result directly or indirectly from the use of this publication.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Learning reinvented................................................................................................................................ 4
    International students please note:                                                                                                                                                   Visit Curtin in 2018................................................................................................................................. 6
    This publication is intended for Australian citizens and permanent residents only. As some information contained in this publication may not be applicable, international
    students should refer to: international.curtin.edu.au or phone +61 8 9266 7331 for further information.                                                                               Campus life............................................................................................................................................... 8
    Part-time study, external study and online learning is only available to international students studying outside Australia. International students studying on a student visa in
    Australia cannot study part-time or externally. Some courses are not available to international students.                                                                             Getting here............................................................................................................................................12
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                                                                                                                                                                                          Scholarships ..........................................................................................................................................14
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    Printed in Australia by Advance Press.                                                                                                                                                Common uni words...............................................................................................................................18
                                                                                                                                                                                          Our courses............................................................................................................................................21
                                                                                                                                                                                          Business, management and law........................................................................................................22
                                                                                                                                                                                          Agriculture, environment and sustainability...................................................................................36
                                                                                                                                                                                          Engineering and mining......................................................................................................................40
                                                                                                                                                                                          IT and computing.................................................................................................................................48
                                                                                                                                                                                          Physical sciences and mathematics.................................................................................................52
                                                                                                                                                                                          Health.....................................................................................................................................................62
                                                                                                                                                                                          Arts and creative industries................................................................................................................78
                                                                                                                                                                                          Culture, language and Indigenous.....................................................................................................86
                                                                                                                                                                                          Architecture and construction............................................................................................................94
                                                                                                                                                                                          Education...............................................................................................................................................98
                                                                                                                                                                                          Double degrees................................................................................................................................... 102
                                                                                                                                                                                          Admission criteria and flexible entry pathways............................................................................ 104
                                                                                                                                                                                          How to apply....................................................................................................................................... 107
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fees and charges................................................................................................................................ 108
                                                                                                                                                                                          Contact us........................................................................................................................................... 110
                                                                                                                                                                                          Course index........................................................................................................................................ 112

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A GLOBAL UNIVERSITY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Singapore

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   curtin.edu.au

Start your career with our globally recognised courses and extensive industry                                                       In addition to our main campus in Perth, we have campuses in Kalgoorlie, Singapore, Malaysia and Dubai as well as course delivery
connections. You'll be immersed in technology-rich environments and inspired by                                                     through more than 90 partner institutions worldwide.
innovation, creativity and high-impact research.
                                                                                                                                    Depending on your course, you could study        KALGOORLIE                                     SINGAPORE
Curtin University is Western Australia’s          Our growing international reputation has                                          at one of our campuses or one of our partner
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Kalgoorlie campus puts Curtin WA           Singapore is one of the world’s most
largest university, welcoming more than           seen us rise up the international university                                      institutions across the globe. Some courses
                                                                                                                                                                                     School of Mines students in the heart of       cosmopolitan cities and one of the major
56,000 students, around a quarter of whom         rankings in recent years. We’re now ranked                                        allow you to switch between campuses while
                                                                                                                                                                                     WA's most historic mining region. The          economic hubs of Asia. Curtin Singapore
come from a country other than Australia.         in the top one per cent of universities                                           others can be studied online.
                                                                                                 Ranked in the top one per cent                                                      school offers internationally recognised       is the perfect place to immerse yourself
                                                  worldwide in the prestigious Academic
Established in 1986, the university takes                                                          of universities worldwide                                                         courses in mining engineering, metallurgical   in the world of international business and
                                                  Ranking of World Universities 2017.                                               PERTH                                            engineering, geographic information            commerce or you could choose to study
its name from the widely respected former                                                           Academic Ranking of World
Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin,         And our global footprint is expanding, with                                       Our main campus in Bentley, located six          science, surveying, extractive metallurgy,     mass communications or nursing here.
                                                                                                        Universities 2017           kilometres from central Perth, is a place of     applied geology and exploration geophysics.
and embraces his philosophy to “look ever         campuses in Western Australia, Asia and
forward”, instilling a culture of innovation in   the Middle East.                                                                  inspiration and innovation. With learning                                                       DUBAI
its teaching and research.                                                                                                          spaces that recreate real work environments      MALAYSIA                                       At Curtin Dubai, you'll study in a city famed
                                                                                                                                    and opportunities to meet people from
                                                                                                                                                                                     Located near the city of Miri on the island    for its luxury lifestyle, incredible architecture
                                                                                                                                    around the world, your experience here can
                                                                                                                                                                                     of Borneo, Curtin Malaysia has a beautiful     and geographical importance. The campus
                                                                                                                                    be life changing.
                                                                                                                                                                                     garden campus nestled between the world’s      provides flexible access to highly regarded
                                                                                                                                                                                     oldest rainforest and the South China          programs for students in the Middle East,
                                                                                                                                    PERTH CITY                                       Sea. You can enjoy warm weather all year,      India, Africa and Central Asia.
                                                                                                                                    The Curtin Law School and the Curtin             indulge in the local culture and food, and
                                                                                                                                    Graduate School of Business are situated         discover the area’s natural wonders.
                                                                                                                                    in the heart of Perth city centre, close to
                                                                                                                                    business, industry and the Law Courts.

                                                                                                 #2 in the world for mineral and
                                                                                                       mining engineering
                                                                                                  QS World University Rankings by
                                                                                                          Subject 2018

                                                                                                                                                          Our main campus in Perth                                  Curtin Dubai                                    Curtin Malaysia

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LEARNING
         REINVENTED

Technology-rich learning environments recreate real workplaces to enhance your studies and give you the practical experience you
need before you graduate.

THE AGENCY
Experience first-hand how major global
brands monitor their digital presence.
The facility features a brainstorming and
strategising area, and a media command
centre so you can follow live event and
campaign posts on social media platforms.
                                                                                                                                   THE HIVE                                       HAYMAN THEATRE                                 STOCK MARKET TRADING ROOM
                                                                                                                                   Interact with 3D virtual worlds and            Discover the art of professional public        Get immersed in the world of financial data.
                                                                                                                                   panoramas in The HIVE (Hub for Immersive       theatre production in our well-equipped,       Simulating a real-life business environment
                                                                                                                                   Visualisation and E-Research). It’s a          boutique theatre. The venue stages up to 25    with 20 Bloomberg Professional licences and
                                                                                                                                   quantum leap in the presentation and           productions per year, directed by students,    Wall Street-inspired terminals, the Trading
                                                                                                                                   analysis of complex data.                      staff and professional artists-in-residence.   Room is buzzing with activity.

CURTIN MEDICAL SCHOOL                                                                                                                                                                                                              REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE
Expecting a stark, clinical setting?                                                                                                                                                                                               Many courses offer an opportunity to
The colourful, creative interior of the                                                                                                                                                                                            apply for an internship during your
medical school may surprise you. Featuring                                                                                                                                                                                         studies.
collaborative, state-of-the-art learning
spaces, it's a departure from the traditional                                                                                                                                                                                      In 2017, nearly four in ten internship
classroom model.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   students were hired by their internship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   employer on graduation.

                                                                                                                                   ENGINEERING PAVILION                           SIMULATED HOSPITAL WARD
                                                                                                                                   The innovative design and technologies in      Recreating the environment of Perth’s Fiona
                                                                                                                                   the spacious Curtin Engineering Pavilion       Stanley Hospital in amazing detail, the
FORMULA RACING                                                                                                                     Complex double up as hands-on learning         simulated hospital ward supports virtual
                                                                                                                                   tools for engineering students, providing      and augmented realities, with anatomage
If you want to get involved in a real-world
                                                                                                                                   interactive visualisations of the building's   tables and full-body computerised
engineering design project, join the Curtin
                                                                                                                                   mechanical and chemical processes.             mannikins with life-like features.
Motorsport Team, who build open wheel
formula cars to compete in the annual                                                                                                                                                                                               youtube.com/curtinuniversity
Australasian Formula SAE competition.                                                                                                                                                                                                See these facilities in action on our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             YouTube channel!

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CURTIN OPEN DAY, SUNDAY 29 JULY 2018
                                                   Curtin Open Day is our biggest event of the year and your
                                                   chance to discover what it’s like to study at university.
                                                   As you explore the campus, you’ll get to speak with staff and
                                                   students about our courses, your career ambitions and the
                                                   transition from high school to university. You can also check
                                                   out the facilities that Curtin students enjoy and make the
                                                   most of free entertainment and activities.
                                                   Visit the Future Students team on the day for information
                                                   on scholarships, mature-age entry, alternative pathways
                                                   and more.
                                                   If all that campus exploration is making you hungry, treat
                                                   your taste buds to some gourmet food at outlets across
                                                   campus or get your sugar fix with some free fairy floss.

                                                   OPENDAY.CURTIN.EDU.AU

                                                   INFORMATION SESSIONS IN 2018
                                                   Open Day isn't the only day you can visit the campus and
                                                   learn about our offerings.

                                                   Mature-age information sessions
                                                   We hold friendly and helpful sessions for prospective mature-
                                                   age students throughout the year.

                                                   Parent information sessions

    VISIT CURTIN IN 2018                           These sessions are for the parents of students in years 10
                                                   and 12 who are considering university. They will be held on
                                                   Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 June, 2018.
                           openday.curtin.edu.au
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CAMPUS LIFE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 life.curtin.edu.au

We offer a range of services and facilities to help you get involved, have fun and stay on track at Curtin.                                                  LEARNING SUPPORT                            THE LIBRARY                                    TECHNOLOGY
                                                                                                                                                             We provide free workshops and online        The library has remained one of the most       Wi-Fi can be accessed across the campus,
CURTIN CONNECT                                               HOUSING SERVICES                                STUDENT WELLBEING ADVISORY                      programs to help you improve your study     important buildings at Curtin, with much       and there are many computer labs equipped
Located in building 102, Curtin Connect                      If you’re moving to Perth, you may choose       SERVICE                                         skills. UniEnglish can help you develop     of the traditional library now replaced by     with printing stations, scanners, graphics
brings together a range of services for future               to live on campus in university housing.        Our confidential student wellbeing hotline      your reading, writing, listening and        technology-rich, café-style environments.      workstations, smart boards and current
students and current Curtin students.                        Early application is essential because on-      and email is a good place to start if you       speaking skills.                                                                           software for you to use.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         On level 2, the iZone has computers with
                                                             campus accommodation is always in high          need advice or help, or are not sure where to   UniPass is a voluntary, peer-facilitated    large, adjustable monitors, touchscreens,      We offer Fill Up Your Laptop (FUYL) cells
Head to Curtin Connect for services related
                                                             demand. We give priority to students who        find the support you need.                      academic assistance program that can        bluetooth and webcam capabilities,             where you can recharge phone or laptop.
to your enrolment such as getting your
                                                             are new to Perth.                                                                               help you get through some of our tougher    whiteboards, graphics workstations and
student ID card and organising your
timetable.                                                   If you prefer to live off campus, we can        CAREER SUPPORT                                  courses. The mentoring program can          charging facilities for your devices.          SECURITY AND PERSONAL SAFETY
                                                             help you find share housing, boarding           We offer career planning and development        connect you with a senior student to help
                                                                                                                                                                                                         When it's time to charge your own batteries,   To make sure the campus remains a safe
PRE-ENROLMENT ENQUIRIES                                      opportunities or single rentals.                services to help you find employment or         ease your transition into uni life.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         you can use the sleep pods installed on        and friendly place for all students, we
                                                                                                             identify further study or career options.                                                   level 3. Designed for a 20-minute power nap,   provide a 24/7 security patrol, after-hours
Get advice on Curtin's courses and the
                                                                                                             We can also help you select classes, find       LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES                    there’s a timed waking system built in,        security escort, campus courtesy bus,
application process, and find answers to all
                                                                                                             work experience while you are studying,         At the Curtin Leadership Centre you can     so there’s no chance of missing class!         emergency telephone stations, SafeZone
your questions about uni life.
                                                                                                             build strong job applications and prepare for   develop your skills in public speaking,                                                    (a free student safety app), secure-card
                                                                                                             interviews.                                                                                 We encourage you to sign up for a library
SETTLING IN                                                                                                                                                  project management and self-awareness,                                                     building access and well-lit, safe pathways.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         tour to become familiar with library
                                                                                                                                                             and apply them through volunteering and
O-Week is your first week at university                                                                                                                                                                  facilities, services and resources.
                                                                                                                                                             community projects.
and you'll have lots of support from Curtin
Connect and student advisors, including
a mentorship program to help you settle in.

                                                            Curtin Connect
                                                            Career support                                                   Learning support                          Technology                                 Body and mind                               Food and retail
                                                            Current student services                                         English language support                  23-hour computer lab access                Counselling services                        Bookshops
                                                            Future student services
          CAMPUS                *
                                                            Housing services
                                                                                                                             Leadership programs                       Email services                             Disability services                         Food outlets
                                                                                                                             Learning programs                         Print and design services                  Health and medical centre                   Newsagency
         SERVICES                                           Student wellbeing advisory services                              Mentoring programs                        Wi-Fi access                               Physiotherapy clinic                        Pop-up food trucks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Prayer rooms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sports centre and gym

                                                                              Safety and security                                 Finance and travel                           Childcare centre
        life.curtin.edu.au
                                                                              After-hours security escort                         Banking facilities
                                                                              Campus courtesy bus                                 Travel agency
                                                                              Emergency telephone stations
                                                                              Well-lit, safe pathways

*Main campus in Bentley, Perth. Services at other Curtin campuses may vary.
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CAMPUS LIFE (CONTINUED)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Sleep pods in the library

BODY AND MIND                                 BOOKSHOPS                                     TRAVEL AGENCY                                    STUDENT GUILD
Curtin has a campus-based physiotherapy
                                              The Co-op Bookshop stocks a wide range        Start your adventure at STA travel, where
                                                                                                                                             The Curtin Student Guild is student-run and      SPORT AND RECREATION
                                              of textbooks, stationery, newspapers,         you can get travel advice, exclusive airfares,
clinic and a health and medical centre                                                                                                       represents student interests on University       Curtin Stadium is the home of sport, fitness, recreation and events on campus, with a
                                              magazines, novels, cards, art material and    travel insurance and everything on the
where you can see a doctor, occupational                                                                                                     boards and committees. It offers social and      main gym, women’s gym, large group fitness area, indoor cycling studio, sports hall
                                              computer equipment.                           ground – from hostel beds to hop-on hop-off
therapist, social worker, psychologist or                                                                                                    welfare services, and lots of extra-curricular   and multi-purpose courts available for hire.
                                                                                            bus passes.
physiotherapist.                              Bookends, the Guild’s Secondhand                                                               activities, such as the Guild Ball, tavern
                                                                                                                                             shows, multicultural week and market days.       There are many registered and affiliated sports clubs catering for all levels of skill and
                                              Bookshop, provides a textbook exchange
                                                                                                                                                                                              experience, so you can participate whether you’re new to a sport or aim to compete at
FOOD AND RETAIL                               service that enables you to sell your old
                                                                                                                                                                                              an elite level.
Food choices at the main campus include       textbooks and purchase cheap copies of next                                                    CURTIN VOLUNTEERS!
cafés (two of which offer Halal food) and     semester’s books. The store also carries a                                                     Keen to help the community? Curtin               Curtin will support you if you are an elite athlete and wish to study. Through our Elite
a tavern that regularly stages live music.    range of safety equipment – including lab                                                      Volunteers! is a student-driven hub whose        Athlete Program, you can choose flexible study options and may receive financial
Pop-up food trucks in campus hotspots offer   coats and safety glasses.                                                                      mission is to provide volunteering and           assistance to successfully combine your sports aspirations with academic study.
food from around the world.                                                                                                                  leadership opportunities that enhance
                                                                                                                                             your university experience and benefit
                                                                                                                                             communities across Western Australia.

                                                                                                                                             CHILDCARE CENTRE
                                                                                                                                             The Curtin University Early Childhood
                                                                                                                                             Centre is for children under the age of five
                                                                                                                                             The centre has excellent facilities and a
                                                                                                                                             significant amount of staff for each of the
                                                                                                                                             children’s rooms.
                                                                                                                                             Vacancies usually occur at the beginning
                                                                                                                                             of each year, with some changes occurring
                                                                                                                                             during each semester. We strongly
                                                                                                                                             recommend you also place applications with
                                                                                                                                             other child care centres to maximise your
                                                                                                                                             chances of gaining a place for your child.

                                                                                                                                             CURTIN EXPERIENCES
                                                                                                                                             Curtin Experiences offers you a range of
                                                                                                                                             activities and excursions every semester.
                                                                                                                                             Past activities have included kayaking,
                                                                                                                                             stand-up paddle boarding, sailing, martial
                                                                                                                                             arts, boot camp and camping trips around
                                                                                                                                             Western Australia.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Jane-Anne Claxton is an Olympic hockey player and Occupational Therapy
                                                                                                                                                                                              student who has benefited from Curtin's flexible study options.

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GETTING                                                                                                                                      EXPLORE
         HERE                                                                                                                                         THE WORLD
                                                                                                  properties.curtin.edu.au/gettingaround                                                                                                                  studyabroad.curtin.edu.au

PARKING                                          TRAINS                                                                                      Imagine being immersed in the urban culture of New York or cycling to your classes in
                                                                                                                                             Amsterdam. An international experience not only gives you the chance to gain valuable
Our smartphone-based pay-as-you-go
                                                 MANDURAH LINE                                                                               life skills, it can also be a great career move.
parking system means you only pay for
                                                 The Perth–Mandurah train stops at the
the time you park on campus. Download
                                                 Canning Bridge train station. Transperth bus                                                An international experience is your chance     TRAVEL GRANTS AND LOANS
CelloPark from the App Store or Google Play
                                                 routes 100 and 101 run to Curtin from bus                                                   to travel while learning, broadening your      Financial assistance is available to help with
and you'll be ready to park.
                                                 stand 3. The routes run every seven to eight                                                horizons and bringing you into contact with    travel costs, including scholarships, travel
                                                 minutes during peak times. Not all train                                                    new places and new cultures.                   bursaries, Commonwealth grants or an
TRANSPERTH BUSES                                 services from Mandurah stop at Canning                                                                                                     OS-HELP loan.
More than 500 buses stop at Curtin each          Bridge.                                                                                     Studying abroad has many benefits
weekday during semester. Curtin is only six                                                                                                  including:
                                                                                                                                                                                            LEARN MORE
kilometres from the city, and two high-          ARMADALE LINE                                                                               • improving your cultural awareness            Curtin Study Abroad holds weekly
frequency bus routes, 100 and 101, connect       The Perth–Armadale train stops at Oats
                                                                                                                                             • developing your independence and             information sessions to help you plan and
Curtin with the Canning Bridge train station.    Street train station. Transperth bus route
                                                                                                                                               initiative                                   prepare for your international experience.
                                                 998 will bring you to Curtin. Route 999
The CircleRoute buses (998 and 999), which                                                                                                   • building your résumé
                                                 runs in the opposite direction, from Curtin                                                                                                You can learn more about our information
run between Perth’s universities, train
                                                 to Oats Street station. Not all train services                                              • learning a new language                      sessions, programs, scholarship
stations and shopping centres, leave every                                                                                                                                                                                                       “My favourite experience was ice
                                                 stop at Oats Street.                                                                                                                       opportunities, eligibility guidelines and how
15 minutes between 6.30 am and 8 pm.                                                                                                         • forging international networks                                                                 skating on Niagara Falls. It had frozen
                                                                                                                                                                                            to apply on our website.
Transperth travel concessions are available                                                                                                  • exploring job opportunities outside
                                                 RIDE YOUR BIKE                                                                                                                             curtin.edu/studyabroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               over for the first time in 60 years and
on request to all full-time students.                                                                                                          Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             the international student office took us
                                                 In addition to the many bike racks, secure                             Curtin bus station   You can choose to go on semester exchange
CURTIN SHUTTLE BUSES                             bike pods are an increasingly common                                                                                                                                                          out to skate. There were maybe 80 of
                                                                                                                                             with one of our many partner universities in
                                                 feature on campus. Showers are also                                                         more than 20 countries or explore short-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              us – exchange students and staff from
We provide a free hail-and-ride bus service
for students living in the Waterford, Bentley,   available at some bike enclosures. Entry                                                    term programs, study tours, internships,                                                         the office – and we were all out on the
Victoria Park and South Perth areas. The         to the facilities is by swipe card access,                                                  clinical placements, educational practicums                                                     ice at once. The river was wide though,
service runs during semester between 7 am        available from Curtin Security.                                                             and volunteer opportunities.                                                                    and we were only a couple of kilometres
and 10 pm on weekdays.                           properties.curtin.edu.au/gettingaround/                                                                                                                                                        upstream from the edge of the falls.
                                                                                                                                             We have campuses in Dubai, Malaysia and
properties.curtin.edu.au/gettingaround/          bikes.cfm                                                                                   Singapore and partnerships with universities
                                                                                                                                             across Europe, Asia and North America.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "I went up to the railing and looked out
campbus.cfm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             at the view. You could see out over the US
                                                                                                                                             In most cases your study can be credited                                                             border and it was full of lights.”
                                                                                                                                             towards your degree or towards meeting
                                                                                                                                             your degree accreditation requirements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kris, a surveying and commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              student who studied at Brock University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in Ontario, Canada.

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SCHOLARSHIPS
                                                                                                        scholarships.curtin.edu.au

Scholarships offer financial, academic and career support, giving you more opportunities to gain new skills, expand your horizons and            "I am a recipient of the Curtin
add to your portfolio of achievements.                                                                                                        Excellence Scholarship and the BHP
Scholarships are not loans – the money       ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA                           FURTHER INFORMATION                                Women in Engineering Scholarship.
is given to you provided you fulfil
key requirements such as academic
                                             Scholarships are offered through a             Visit our scholarships website for further        Receiving a scholarship has been an
                                             competitive process for students who are:      information about each scholarship.
performance, work experience or volunteer
commitments.                                 • from low-income backgrounds                  The scholarships website contains:
                                                                                                                                               amazing opportunity and has taken
There are many scholarships available.       • from Indigenous backgrounds                  • up-to-date information and eligibility
                                                                                                                                              so much pressure off. I can enjoy my
Some are offered for academic achievement,
such as the Curtin Excellence Scholarship,
                                             • high-achievers                                 criteria for available scholarships            course and my career, without having a
                                             • from regional areas                          • tips for writing a good scholarship
which is awarded to students with an ATAR
                                             • studying specific courses.                     application                                              huge HECS debt."
from 96 who meet the eligibility criteria.
                                                                                            • a sign-up email alert service that lets you
                                             Each scholarship has different eligibility
Other scholarships are designed to make                                                       know when a scholarship matching your
                                             criteria, application procedures and closing
university possible for students who face                                                     selection criteria is open for applications.
                                             dates, so check these early in the process.                                                                    Natasha Murphy,
financial hardship.                                                                           You will also receive a reminder one week             Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
                                                                                              before applications close.
                                                                                            scholarships.curtin.edu.au

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MANAGE YOUR TIME
                                                                                                                                                                                                        futurestudents.curtin.edu.au

At Curtin you’re in control of your education and your life at uni. We encourage you to make the most of it: study subjects you’re                     ELITE ATHLETE PROGRAM
passionate about and take advantage of our flexible study options.
                                                                                                                                                       Training for elite sport while studying for a
                                                                                                                                                       degree is the ultimate challenge. Curtin's
At uni you’re responsible for completing          PLANNING YOUR TIMETABLE                         iLECTURE: REVIEWING YOUR                             Elite Athlete program provides assistance
your own paperwork, planning your                                                                 LECTURES ONLINE
                                                  Even before you come to Curtin, you can                                                              and support for students who are currently
timetable, attending your set classes and
                                                  plan your potential class schedule on our       The iLecture system is a quick and easy              in a state or national representative squad,
handing in your assignments.
                                                  website. Log on to try different combinations   way for you to access recordings of your             team or individual sport. Through the
You will enjoy the freedom it brings, and it      of units and find a timetable that best suits   unit lectures or other video-based resources         program, you will receive assistance with:
will help you develop skills that all employers   you. You can also view class information for    prepared by your lecturers. iLecture                 • Flexible study options and attendance so
look for: time management, organisation,          any of your timetabled units.                   recordings will be made available shortly              you can adjust your study load when you
teamwork, multi-tasking, goal setting,                                                            after the lecture and you can access them
                                                  timetable.student.curtin.edu.au                                                                        have sporting commitments
negotiation and networking.                                                                       through Blackboard.
                                                                                                                                                       • Deferred assessments and assignment
FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME STUDY                     BLACKBOARD: GETTING YOUR                                                                               extensions if you have sporting
                                                                                                  OASIS
                                                  LEARNING MATERIALS ONLINE                                                                              commitments or are competing inter-
Full-time study is three or four units per                                                        OASIS is your online student portal and                state or overseas.
semester. Part-time study is one or two           Blackboard is Curtin’s learning management
                                                                                                  provides access to enrolment details, your           life.curtin.edu.au/curtin-stadium/elite-
units per semester. Studying part-time            system. For each unit you’re enrolled in,
                                                                                                  timetable,student email, Blackboard, exam            athletes.htm
reduces your weekly workload, but extends         you’ll be able to access your unit outline,
                                                                                                  results, links to all Curtin’s facilities, library
the duration of the course.                       staff contact information, learning
                                                                                                  catalogues and databases and links to all
                                                  materials and interactive tools, as well as                                                          ASK FOR HELP
                                                                                                  Curtin's facilities.
Your workload is normally divided between         your assessment details, submissions and                                                             We want you to succeed academically,
lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratories,     grades. With Mobile Learn, you can log into
                                                                                                  iPORTFOLIO                                           socially, physically and mentally, so if you
fieldwork, work placements and individual         Blackboard with your smart phone or tablet.                                                          need help, just ask. If you are not sure where
study, depending on your course. Your                                                             As a Curtin student, you will have access
                                                  elearn.curtin.edu.au/blackboard/                                                                     to start, a student advisor will direct you to
timetable and the required study hours may                                                        to iPortfolio. It’s an online space where you
                                                  mobilelearn.cfm                                                                                      the appropriate resource.
vary from day-to-day.                                                                             collect and display evidence of your skills
                                                                                                  and achievements.                                    We can help you with study skills,
ONLINE COURSES                                                                                                                                         careers, finding a mentor, managing class
                                                                                                  It’s a great way to connect with prospective         assignments, research skills, managing
Our online courses offer an interactive and                                                       employers, and you can also upload your              stress, writing and presenting, housing,
collaborative learning experience that gets                                                       portfolio to iTunesU and share your talent           health, scholarships, navigating the campus
you the same degree you would get if you                                                          with other people from around the world.             with a disability, diversity concerns, safety
studied on campus, and you can still learn
                                                                                                  iportfolio.curtin.edu.au                             and personal issues.
and socialise with other students.
curtin.edu.au/online

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      curtin.edu/uni-terms

COURSE TYPES                                  COURSE STRUCTURE                                UNIT                                           COURSE ESSENTIALS                              PREREQUISITE                                 OTHER TERMS
                                                                                                                                                                                            A subject or unit you must complete before
                                                                                              A distinct area of study that is a component
BACHELOR DEGREE                               MAJOR                                                                                          ATAR                                           starting a course or taking a higher level   CREDIT FOR RECOGNISED LEARNING
                                                                                              of a course. Units cover one subject area in
The standard university award, recognised     A series of more than eight units combined                                                     The Australian Tertiary Admission Rank,                                                     Credit granted for units within your course
                                                                                              detail and may comprise lectures, tutorials,
worldwide for successfully completing an      to satisfy Curtin’s requirements in an area                                                    used for allocating places in university       STAT                                         based on your previous study or work
                                                                                              class presentations, group work, computer
undergraduate course.                         of specialisation within a bachelor degree.                                                    courses.                                       The Special Tertiary Admissions Test         experience.
                                                                                              lab sessions, case studies, workplace
                                              A major includes at least two units at final-                                                                                                 is a pathway to university for mature-
For example, Bachelor of Laws.                                                                assignments and exams.                                                                                                                     FACULTY
                                              year level.                                                                                    CRICOS CODE                                    age students who don’t meet the entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         A teaching area comprising university
                                                                                              CORE UNIT                                      Courses registered with a CRICOS code are      requirements.
DOUBLE DEGREE                                                                                                                                                                                                                            schools and disciplines.
                                              DOUBLE MAJOR                                                                                   available to international students studying
Studying two complementary bachelor                                                           A compulsory unit, which is specified in the
                                              Two full majors within a degree course,                                                        in Australia on a student visa.                STUDY MODE
degrees concurrently. A double degree has a                                                   course outline.                                                                                                                            MATURE AGE
                                              giving you an in-depth perspective of two                                                                                                     Full-time study is three or four units per
shorter timeframe than taking two degrees                                                                                                                                                                                                University applicants who are 20 years of
                                              areas.                                                                                         DESIRABLE                                      semester. Part-time study is one or two
separately.                                                                                   ELECTIVE UNIT                                                                                                                              age or over by 1 March.
                                                                                                                                             A recommended but not essential subject        units per semester. Studying part-time
                                                                                              A unit that can be chosen from any school
For example: Bachelor of Commerce             MINOR                                                                                          that is completed before starting a course.    reduces your weekly workload, but extends
                                                                                              or discipline as long as you meet the                                                                                                      TISC
(Marketing) and Bachelor of Arts (Creative    A series of four units in the same subject,                                                                                                   the duration of the course.
                                                                                              prerequisites.                                                                                                                             The Tertiary Institutions Service Centre
Writing).                                     including at least two units at second-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         processes university applications on behalf
                                              level or higher.
                                                                                              OPTIONAL UNIT                                                                                                                              of the four public Western Australian
HONOURS
                                                                                              A unit that you choose from a specified list                                                                                               universities. It also administers STAT.
Additional research and coursework at an      PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT/INTERNSHIP
                                                                                              provided in the course outline.
advanced level.                               Working in a professional environment to
                                              extend your knowledge and practical skills.
POSTGRADUATE STUDY
A higher qualification and subject            STREAM
specialisation that can be studied once you   A specialised structure of units within a
have completed your bachelor degree.          course.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDY
Education that leads to your first
qualification from a university, usually a
bachelor degree.

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OUR
                                                     COURSES
                                                               Business, management and law............................... 22
                                                               Agriculture, environment and sustainability.......... 36
                                                               Engineering and mining............................................. 40
                                                               IT and computing........................................................ 48
                                                               Physical sciences and mathematics........................ 52
                                                               Health............................................................................ 62
                                                               Arts and creative industries....................................... 78
                                                               Culture, language and indigenous............................ 86
                                                               Architecture and construction................................... 94
                                                               Education...................................................................... 98
                                                               Double degrees..........................................................102

         “I knew I would receive a globally
     recognised degree which would give me
      many opportunities to work anywhere
     in the world. Doing a double degree has
      also opened up many potential career
                pathways for me.”
                     Emma De Giorgio

         Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce
              (Human Resource Management).

                                                                                                                                        courses.curtin.edu.au

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COURSES                                               Apply classroom learning to real
                                                                                                  BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION                         WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:
                                                      situations when you study a business                                                        As part of the Business Capstone common
• Business Administration                                                                         Degree: Bachelor of Business
                                                      or law course at Curtin. Through our                                                        core unit, you’ll take part in a competition
• Commerce:                                           extensive industry networks you'll get      Administration
                                                                                                                                                  to run the most successful virtual company.
  −− Accounting                                       exposure to business professionals and      Faculty: Business and Law                       You may also participate in industry-based
  −− Accounting Technologies                          projects that prepare you for future        Guaranteed ATAR: 70                             projects and international study tours.
  −− Advertising                                      employment.                                 Prerequisites: None
                                                                                                                                                  You can also apply for an internship
  −− Banking                                                                                      Desirable: At least Mathematics:
                                                      Within the Faculty of Business and Law,                                                     through the Business Internship unit to
  −− Business Information Systems                                                                 Applications ATAR or equivalent
                                                                                                                                                  gain professional work experience while
     (Professional)                                   Curtin Business School is recognised        STAT: WE and either V or Q                      you study.
  −− Business Information Technology                  as an elite business school through its     Study mode: Full-time, part-time                                                                    Did you know?
     (Professional)                                   accreditation by AACSB ensuring your        Duration: 3 years full-time                     Through our partnership with the Chamber
  −− Business Law                                     business degree will be recognised around                                                   of Commerce and Industry of Western             Social media advertising is the
                                                                                                  Location: Perth, Malaysia
                                                      the globe.                                                                                  Australia, you could intern at a relevant       fastest-growing component of
  −− Economics
                                                                                                  COURSE DESCRIPTION:                             business and work on a real-world project        internet advertising – it grew
  −− Entrepreneurship                                                                                                                             related to your area of study. Internships
                                                                                                  This wide-ranging degree can offer you                                                              51 per cent in 2016, and
  −− Event Management                                                                             a variety of opportunities for a career in      are selected through a competitive process.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     is predicted to grow at an
  −− Finance                                                                                      business and management. It is designed         business.curtin.edu.au/internship                 average rate of 20 per cent
  −− Human Resource Management                                                                    for school leavers seeking a degree that will
                                                                                                                                                                                                          per year to 2019.
  −− Industrial Relations                                                                         provide expertise in general management,        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
  −− International Business                                                                       and mature-age students with business
                                                                                                                                                  Branch manager, business administrator,        Source: Zenith Advertising and Spending Forecast, 2017.

  −− Logistics and Supply Chain                                                                   experience.
                                                                                                                                                  operations manager, senior manager.
     Management                                                                                   There is a range of introductory topics,
  −− Management                                                                                   and you will undertake specialist units         EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:
  −− Marketing                                                                                    emphasising decision making, human              Corporations, government agencies, not-for-
  −− Property                                                                                     resource issues, international issues and       profit organisations, resources sector.
  −− Property Development and Valuation                                                           work-related projects.
  −− Public Relations                                                                             The course positions you well to interact in
  −− Taxation                                                                                     a global business environment and you may
  −− Tourism and Hospitality                                                                      have the opportunity to study overseas.
• Law                                                                                             Additional skills can be gained by taking
See also:                                                                                         elective units from outside your main field
                                                                                                  of specialisation. For example, language
• Agribusiness (page 37)
                                                                                                  units.
• Law and Psychology (page 76)
                                                                                                  You will graduate with expertise in general
• International Relations (page 89)
                                                                                                  management and the ability to specialise
• Mass Communication (page 84)                                                                    in areas such as small business and
                                                                                                  entrepreneurship, human resources and
MINORS                                                                                            international management.
Some courses allow you to explore a
secondary field of study, called a minor.
A minor is a series of four units in the same
subject, including at least two units at
second-year level or higher. Taking a minor
gives you the freedom to study for your
intended career and pursue personal study
interests at the same time.

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COMMERCE                                                       Depending on which business area you             PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION AND                EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:                         WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:                       In this major, you’ll develop a working
                                                               choose, you can select a single major or         MEMBERSHIPS:                                  Accounting firms, finance and investment       Throughout the major, you will have the         knowledge of the Australian banking and
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce                                   a double major, or take the Bachelor of                                                                                                                                                       financial system. The major focuses on
                                                                                                                Graduates are accredited by, and are          firms, government departments, law firms,      opportunity to work with real brands and
Faculty: Business and Law                                      Commerce as part of a double degree.             eligible for membership to, the following     resources and renewables sectors.              clients and attend free on-campus workshops     financial markets and institutions, covering
guaranteed ATAR: 70                                                                                             professional bodies: Association of                                                          with The Communications Council, a national     developments in the financial sector and
                                                               You will graduate with a Bachelor of
Prerequisites: None                                                                                             Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered    PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION AND                 organisation that aims to close the gap         management of financial institutions.
                                                               Commerce degree regardless of which major
Desirable: At least Mathematics:                                                                                Accountants Australia and New Zealand,        MEMBERSHIPS:                                   between study and careers in marketing.
                                                               you choose.                                                                                                                                                                                   You’ll learn about bank lending,
Applications ATAR or equivalent                                                                                 Chartered Institute of Management             Graduates are accredited by, and are
                                                                                                                                                                                                             You may have direct industry interaction        international trade, and banking practice
STAT: WE and either V or Q                                                                                      Accountants, CPA Australia, Institute of      eligible for membership to the following
                                                               „„ACCOUNTING MAJOR                               Public Accountants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                             with Marketforce, a leading marketing           and management.
Study mode: Full-time, part-time                                                                                                                              professional bodies: Association of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             communications company based in Perth.
                                                               Degree: Bachelor of Commerce                                                                   Chartered Certified Accountants, Chartered
Duration: 3 years full-time                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:
                                                               (Accounting)                                     AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:             Accountants Australia and New Zealand,         You could also apply for an internship
Location*: Perth, Dubai, Malaysia,                                                                                                                                                                                                                           You will be taught by staff who undertake
                                                                                                                Accounting Technologies; Banking; Business    Chartered Institute of Management              through the Business Internship unit.
Mauritius, Singapore                                           COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                                                                                                                                                           practical research in areas such as
                                                                                                                Information Systems; Business Law;            Accountants, CPA Australia, Institute of
Majors available: Accounting;                                  Qualified accountants are in demand                                                                                                                                                           investments, trading strategies, asset
                                                                                                                Entrepreneurship; Finance; Taxation.          Public Accountants.                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Accounting Technologies; Advertising;                          around the world, meeting financial needs in                                                                                                                                                  pricings, corporate finance, and corporate
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Account executive, account manager,             governance, and help you to apply theory to
Banking; Business Information Systems                          dynamic business environments. At Curtin,
                                                                                                                DOUBLE DEGREES AVAILABLE:                     AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:              advertising manager, media planner,
(Professional); Business Information                           you can develop expertise in areas such as                                                                                                                                                    real situations.
                                                                                                                See page 102.                                 Accounting.                                    strategic planner.
Technology (Professional); Business Law;                       auditing, taxation, insolvency, compliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             You could also apply for an internship
Economics; Entrepreneurship; Event                             or accounting systems and technology, and
                                                                                                                „„ACCOUNTING TECHNOLOGIES                     „„ADVERTISING MAJOR                            EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:                          through the Business Internship unit.
Management; Finance; Human Resource                            obtain a qualification that is recognised
Management; Industrial Relations;                              internationally.                                   MAJOR                                       Degree: Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Advertising agencies, digital agencies,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             government departments, manufacturing           CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
International Business; Logistics and                                                                           Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting      (Advertising)
                                                               This major introduces you to accounting                                                                                                       companies, media agencies, publishers.          Bank manager, credit analyst, corporate
Supply Chain Management; Management;                                                                            Technologies)
                                                               principles, auditing, taxation, relevant areas                                                 COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                                                            finance analyst, finance manager,
Marketing; Property; Property Development
                                                               of business law and financial management.        Note: This major can only be taken as a       Advertising is where art, science and          PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION:                     investment banker.
and Valuation; Public Relations; Taxation;
                                                                                                                double major with Accounting.                 technology collide. A typical advertising      International Advertising Association.
Tourism and Hospitality.                                       You can examine the development and
                                                                                                                                                              agency is made up of five primary                                                              EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:
Note: Portfolio entry is available for this                    communication of information relating to
                                                                                                                COURSE DESCRIPTION:                           disciplines: account management, planning,     AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:               Banks, brokerage firms, government
course. See page 104.                                          the financial performance of organisations,
                                                                                                                The Accounting Technologies major provides    media, production and creative.                Marketing, Public Relations.                    departments, private businesses.
                                                               learn to prepare reports and give advice
*This course may not be offered at all locations every year,   on an organisation’s record-keeping and          a comprehensive understanding of the use of
                                                                                                                                                              The disciplines work together to deliver                                                       AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:
and streams and majors may vary across campuses.
                                                               compliance requirements.                         technology in accounting and related areas.                                                  „„BANKING MAJOR
                                                                                                                                                              effective advertising communications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Accounting, Finance.
COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                                                                             You will study issues in managerial           across both traditional and digital media,     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Banking)
                                                               WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:                        accounting, computer accounting packages,     including television, radio, magazines,
The Bachelor of Commerce is Curtin                                                                                                                                                                           Note: This major can only be taken as part of
                                                               Through the Business Internship unit, you        accounting modelling and accounting           newspapers, outdoor media and online
Business School’s principal course and                                                                                                                                                                       a double major with Accounting or Finance.
                                                               may have an opportunity to take up a             statement analysis, and explore the           platforms, promoting brands, causes,
an internationally recognised business
                                                               work experience role in association with an      challenges for workplaces relying on          events and products.
qualification. You can choose from a variety                                                                                                                                                                 COURSE DESCRIPTION:
of business specialisations to suit your
                                                               accounting firm.                                 e-commerce.
                                                                                                                                                              In this major you will gain an understanding   The global nature of financial services                   A ONCE-IN-
individual passions and career goals.
                                                               CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:                            WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:
                                                                                                                                                              of advertising business principles and
                                                                                                                                                              processes, including communication theory,
                                                                                                                                                                                                             means there is sigificant potential for
                                                                                                                                                                                                             overseas work or secondment offshore.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       A-LIFETIME
One of the Bachelor of Commerce's                              Accountant, auditor, business analyst, tax
outstanding strengths is its diversity.                        agent/consultant, treasurer.
                                                                                                                Through the Business Internship unit, you
                                                                                                                may have an opportunity to take up a
                                                                                                                                                              brand management, advertising research,        You could work in corporate finance,                     OPPORTUNITY
                                                                                                                                                              account planning and media planning,           financial markets, managed funds and
The common core units taken in your                                                                             work experience role in association with an
first year allow you to explore all areas                      EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:
                                                                                                                                                              and gain an appreciation for the creative      superannuation or in retail banking and            Curtin Business School is one of just
                                                                                                                accounting firm.
                                                                                                                                                              elements of advertising.                       private wealth management, both in                 22 institutions worldwide to have an
of business before finally selecting your                      Accounting firms, finance and investment
chosen major in your second semester.                                                                                                                                                                        Australia and overseas.                             agreement with Stanford University
                                                               firms, government departments, law firms,        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:                         With this knowledge, you will be able to
                                                               resources and renewables sectors.                Accountant, auditor, business analyst, tax    engage in creative recommendations and         Professionals in banking and finance use              to allow nominated students to
                                                                                                                agent/consultant, treasurer.                  judgement in the workplace.                    analytical knowledge and skills to help              enrol in the prestigious Stanford
                                                                                                                                                                                                             clients find financial solutions, start new        International Honors Program (IHP).
                                                                                                                                                                                                             businesses or expand existing ones.

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„„BUSINESS INFORMATION                                „„BUSINESS INFORMATION                         „„BUSINESS LAW MAJOR                            WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:                     „„ECONOMICS MAJOR                               You’ll use real-world case studies and data,
  SYSTEMS (PROFESSIONAL)                                TECHNOLOGY (PROFESSIONAL)                                                                    The course content is useful and industry-                                                    and learn from industry practitioners to
                                                                                                     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce                                                                  Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Economics)
                                                                                                                                                     focused, and staff are actively involved in                                                   help you build and practise your problem
  MAJOR                                                 MAJOR                                        (Business Law)
                                                                                                                                                     helping to apply your knowledge to case       COURSE DESCRIPTION:                             solving skills.
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Business                Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Business         COURSE DESCRIPTION:                             studies and practical scenarios.              Economists study the world around them,         The course also provides opportunities
Information Systems (Professional))                   Information Technology (Professional))
                                                                                                     Businesses work with laws every day, for                                                      analyse shifts in government policy and         to engage with industry experts who will
                                                                                                                                                     While this major does not qualify you
COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                   COURSE DESCRIPTION:                            example in entering contracts, acquiring                                                      monitor and assess industry and global          demonstrate how to apply economics
                                                                                                                                                     to practise as a lawyer, it does meet the
Businesses rely on information systems                An IT specialist develops, tests, implements   business assets, leasing premises and hiring                                                  trends. They are an integral part of public     in real life industry issues such as
                                                                                                                                                     increasing demand for graduates who have
to obtain, process and output information.            and supports business IT systems and           staff. Knowledge of legal implications in                                                     and private sector decision-making.             housing affordability, taxation and
                                                                                                                                                     the legal knowledge and practical skills to
Many need professionals who can analyse               provides desktop or network support to         corporate governance, and the wider aspects                                                                                                   inter-governmental relationships, the
                                                                                                                                                     work in corporate business or government      With a focus on applied economics, this
an identify any issues, and propose the best          staff.                                         of business law and ethical practices, will                                                                                                   environment and inequality in the
                                                                                                                                                     and it may be a useful stepping-stone to      course will give you the knowledge and skills
systems solution.                                                                                    give you relevant knowledge when entering                                                                                                     labour market.
                                                      This major focuses on how information                                                          further law studies.                          you need to analyse important real-world
                                                                                                     the workforce or working in your own
An information systems specialist analyses            technology is used to collect, process and                                                                                                   issues, such as unemployment, inequality,       You can apply for an internship through the
                                                                                                     business.                                       You can apply for an internship through the
and maps out an organisation’s business               output information in organisations, and                                                                                                     price stability and economic growth.            Business Internship unit.
                                                                                                                                                     Business Internship unit.
processes and comes up with ideas for                 provides in-depth knowledge of application     Whether you’re working as a small business
                                                                                                                                                                                                   You will be able to use your economic
optimising its operations.                            design, systems implementation and             operator, for a not-for-profit organisation,                                                                                                  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
                                                                                                                                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:                         knowledge to evaluate trends and patterns
                                                      management.                                    or in a multinational corporation, you need
                                                                                                                                                     Administrator, compliance officer, contract   in consumer spending, levels of competition     Business analyst, domestic/foreign
This major caters for those who want to                                                              to understand which areas of law impact
                                                                                                                                                     manager, law clerk, legal administrator,      in different industries, business cycles and    policy advisor, econometrician, economic
work on the business side of IT. You’ll learn                                                        upon the business, how to comply with all
                                                      WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:                                                                      settlement agent.                             financial crises.                               consultant, economist.
how business information systems are                                                                 legal requirements and how to proactively
                                                      You can get involved in the
selected, managed and applied to business                                                            identify and manage legal risk.                                                               The course provides a solid foundation in
                                                      Information Systems Professional Practice                                                      EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:                                                                        EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:
problems, and gain an understanding of                                                                                                                                                             both microeconomics and macroeconomics,
                                                      program supported by the Australian            This major gives you a sound knowledge          Accounting firms, government departments,                                                     Commercial and investment banks,
systems analysis and project management.                                                                                                                                                           as well as giving you the quantitative and
                                                      Computer Society.                              of the laws that govern and apply to            human resource areas, law firms, media and                                                    consultancy firms, international agencies
                                                                                                                                                                                                   qualitative skills you need to apply theory
WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:                                                                            businesses and commercial transactions.         marketing firms, property firms, resources                                                    and government departments, major
                                                      You could also apply for an internship                                                                                                       to practice.
                                                                                                     You’ll understand how the law impacts on        sector, the banking and finance sector, the                                                   corporations in the resources sector.
You can get involved in the Information               through the Business Internship unit.
                                                                                                     all areas of business in a practical context,   corporate sector.                             As well as jobs in industry, this course can
Systems Professional Practice program
                                                                                                     identify and manage appropriate legal risks                                                   also prepare you for research-focused study.    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
supported by the Australian Computer                  CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
                                                                                                     that arise in businesses and learn how to       AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:                                                             Economic Society of Australia (WA branch).
Society.                                              Business analyst, IT auditor, IT manager,                                                                                                    There is an opportunity to undertake an
                                                                                                     meet relevant legal requirements.               Accounting, International Relations,
                                                      project manager, systems analyst.                                                                                                            honours program in economics, which will
You could also apply for an internship                                                                                                               Marketing.                                                                                    AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:
                                                                                                     You’ll discover how the law is created,                                                       further develop your economic skills.
through the Business Internship unit.                                                                                                                                                                                                              Finance, International Relations,
                                                      EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:                         changed and applied to business and
                                                                                                     government, and appreciate ethical issues                                                                                                     Management, Marketing.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:                                 Banking sector, business and management                                                                                                      WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:
                                                      consultancies, government agencies,            in business situations.                                                                       Throughout the course you will develop a
Business analyst, IT auditor, IT manager,                                                                                                                                                                                                          DOUBLE DEGREES AVAILABLE:
                                                      resources sector, technology companies.                                                                                                      range of analytical skills and learn to apply
project manager, systems analyst.                                                                    You'll also develop significant knowledge                                                                                                     See page 102.
                                                                                                     about contracts, torts, real property,                                                        them to key local and international issues.
                                                      PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION:
EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:                                                                               company law, employment law, consumer
                                                      Australian Computer Society.                   and competition law, intellectual property
Banking sector, business and management
consultancies, government agencies,                                                                  and taxation.
                                                      AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:
resources sector, technology companies.
                                                      Business Information Systems                   You may also study units in public relations
                                                      (Professional).                                law, international business law, safety and
PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION:
                                                                                                     environmental health law and practical
Australian Computer Society.                                                                                                                             Hear from young gun economist and
                                                                                                     employment law.
                                                                                                                                                           Curtin alumnus Paul Bloxham.
AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:                                                                                                                              curtin.edu/cbs/bloxham
Accounting, Business Information
Technology (Professional), Logistics and
Supply Chain Management.

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BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND LAW

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„„ENTREPRENEURSHIP MAJOR                              CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:                          WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:                       You will be taught by staff who undertake     „„HUMAN RESOURCE                               CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
                                                      Business manager, business owner or            You can undertake an internship to help         practical research in areas such as             MANAGEMENT MAJOR                             Change manager, diversity and inclusion
Degree: Bachelor of Commerce
                                                      partner, entrepreneur, intrapreneur.           organise a real event, such as the Chevron      investments, trading strategies, asset                                                       officer, employee relations specialist, human
(Entrepreneurship)                                                                                                                                                                                 Degree: Bachelor of Commerce
                                                                                                     City to Surf marathon, the Cancer Council       pricings, corporate finance, and corporate                                                   resources consultant, people and culture
                                                                                                                                                     governance, and help you to apply theory to   (Human Resource Management)
COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                   EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:                         Relay for Life or the Perth Royal Show.                                                                                                      specialist, people manager, recruitment
Entrepreneurs can be found in all types of            Family businesses, public sector                                                               real situations.                              COURSE DESCRIPTION:                            consultant, trade union official.
                                                                                                     You can also apply for an internship through
industries. What they have in common is               organisations, start-ups.                                                                      You could also apply for an internship        Human Resource Management (HRM) is
                                                                                                     the Business Internship unit.
ambition, an ability to think outside the box                                                                                                                                                      the process of managing people in order        EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:
                                                                                                                                                     through the Business Internship unit.
and the love of a personal challenge.                 PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:                                                                                                                    to maximise employee and organisational        Banking and finance, education, health care,
                                                                                                     CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Does this sound like you?                             Australian Institute of Management.                                                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:                         performance and wellbeing.                     public relations,resources sector, retail,
                                                                                                     Event coordinator, event executive, event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  services.
If you want to pave your own way and bring                                                           director, event manager, marketing officer,     Bank manager, credit analyst, corporate       An organisation’s HRM strategy develops
                                                      AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:                                                              finance analyst, finance manager,
ideas to life rather than work for someone,                                                          public relations officer.                                                                     and maintains its human resources to fulfill
                                                      Accounting, Marketing.                                                                                                                                                                      PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION:
you could be an entrepreneur in the making.                                                                                                          investment banker.                            its strategic goals. It includes effectively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Australian Human Resources Institute.
                                                                                                     EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:                                                                        managing recruitment and selection,
This major is designed for enterprising               DOUBLE DEGREES AVAILABLE:                                                                      EMPLOYMENT INDUSTRIES:
                                                                                                     Conference, exhibition, sporting events and                                                   training and development, workforce
people who want to start their own                    See page 102.                                                                                                                                                                               AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:
                                                                                                     arts venues, government departments,            Banks, brokerage firms, government            planning, remuneration, employee
business, or work as internal corporate                                                                                                                                                                                                           Industrial Relations, Management,
                                                                                                     hotels and resorts, private and public          departments, private businesses.              performance and wellbeing, retention and
entrepreneurs. You’ll gain skills in problem                                                                                                                                                                                                      Psychology.
                                                      „„EVENT MANAGEMENT MAJOR                       companies, public relations consultancies.                                                    risk management.
solving, planning, organising and managing
                                                                                                                                                     PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:
innovation.                                           Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Event                                                                                                          In this major you will develop the essential   DOUBLE DEGREES AVAILABLE:
                                                      Management)                                    AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:               Australasian Institute of Banking and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   knowledge, skills and competencies             See page 102.
You’ll study the foundations of business                                                             Public Relations.                               Finance, Economic Society of Australia.
                                                      COURSE DESCRIPTION:                                                                                                                          to pursue a career in HRM and related
and take a number of units that develop
                                                                                                                                                                                                   professions. Topics of study include
your skills, knowledge and expertise                  An event management qualification can          „„FINANCE MAJOR                                 PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION:
                                                                                                                                                                                                   performance management, recruitment
in developing, running and growing an                 create opportunities for you to work at                                                        CFA Institute.
                                                                                                     Degree: Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)                                                        and selection, training and development,
entrepreneurial venture.                              the core of business, leisure, sporting and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   strategic human resource management,
                                                      cultural activities, in many countries.        COURSE DESCRIPTION:                             AVAILABLE AS A DOUBLE MAJOR WITH:
You will also gain skills in management,                                                                                                                                                           human resources metrics and analytics,
problem solving, planning, organisation and           Event managers are in charge of developing,    This major gives you a broad understanding      Accounting, Banking, Economics,               project management in HRM, international
managing change. The practical approach of            organising and promoting events such as        of the structure and operations of financial    Management, Marketing, Property.              HRM, human resources development,
this major gives you the chance to interact           exhibitions, festivals, conferences, product   markets. You’ll learn about investment                                                        industrial relations and career management.
with real entrepreneurs and receive industry          launches and fundraisers.                      evaluation and how to make decisions on         DOUBLE DEGREES AVAILABLE:
                                                                                                     funding activities and disbursement of          See page 102.                                 Working with our expert instructors, you
experience.
                                                      This major provides you with the knowledge     profits. You will also examine the role of                                                    will draw on the latest theory and practice
Entrepreneurship graduates find                       and skills needed to succeed when              financial markets.                                                                            to understand the role of HRM in the 21st
employment in a diverse range of industries.          managing events in Australia and overseas.                                                                                                   Century business marketplace.
                                                      You will study the sustainable development     WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:
WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:                                                                                                                                                                          WORK-INTEGRATED LEARNING:
                                                      of events, the impact of events on the local   The Finance major has been accepted into
Our staff have strong industry links, have                                                           the CFA Institute University Recognition                                                      You have the option of taking an internship
                                                      and global economy, critical aspects of
experience sitting on boards of successful                                                           Program. The Chartered Financial Analyst                                                      in organisations such as Bankwest,
                                                      event planning and management and the
small business advisory organisations,                                                               (CFA) credential is one of the most respected                                                 Main Roads Western Australia and Qantas,
                                                      role of risk in event management.
and are active researchers in the                                                                    and recognised investment designation in                                                      amongst others.
entrepreneurship and small business fields.           You’ll gain transferable skills in critical    the world and the CFA program is the first                                                    These internships allow you to understand
                                                      thinking, research, academic writing,          step towards earning this qualification.
You’ll also have opportunities to interact                                                                                                                                                         the complex and challenging dynamics of
                                                      communication, teamwork and ethical
with real entrepreneurs and their                                                                    The degree incorporates at least 70 per                                                       contemporary business organisations. You
                                                      reasoning.
businesses. In your final semester, you’ll                                                           cent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of                                                     can also apply for an internship through the
work on a simulated consultancy project to            You can enhance your studies with a            Knowledge (CBOK), which provides you with                                                     Business Internship unit.
road-test your skills.                                secondary major in public relations or         a solid grounding and positions you well to
                                                      choose from a range of elective units to       sit for CFA exams.
You can apply for an internship through the
                                                      support your career goals.
Business Internship unit.

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