Enabling Course for Science, Engineering and Health

Curtin University

This program is designed to provide foundation studies for students intending to undertake bachelor degrees in the Faculties of Science and Engineering and Health Sciences. It is particularly suitable for those who have not had an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in sciences and mathematics. Although it is designed to enable students with limited school educational backgrounds to succeed, there is a distinct advantage in having studied maths and some sciences up to Year 11 or higher. Students with only a Year 10 High School background or less (who possibly also studied many years ago) would be advised to spend a semester or two taking some preparatory units of study at Canning or Tuart College. Successful completion of the course will satisfy the University's eligibility requirements and students will be eligible to apply for admission to Courses within the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the Faculty of Health Sciences as outlined in the Course Completion Information.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants who have had limited educational opportunity are encouraged to apply; selection is based on an assessment of previous educational background and a personal statement which may include information on any community involvement and other achievements; an interview may also be required; applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds may be directed to English Language Bridging courses


Core Units and course contains Streams.

Subjects you can Study:

Agribusiness; Computing; Health; Science

Study Pathways:

It is a Government directive that students undertaking this enabling course can only undertake designated enabling/bridging units. Applicants from non-English speaking backgrounds may be directed to English language bridging courses.

Further information:

For entry into Pharmacy or Physiotherapy students must pass 200 credits with a CWA = 75%. For entry into all Engineering courses, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy or Medical Imaging Science students must pass 200 credits with a CWA = 65%. For entry into all other Science and Health Science courses students must pass 150 credits with a CWA = 50% (assumes any specific course prerequisites are met). Curtin Course Code: EN-SCENHL

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info No Full time 1 year
Bentley - main campus No info No Part time 2 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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