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Courses Handbook 2015 - [ Archived December 2014 ]

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2011.

Welcome to Curtin University's Courses Handbook online

What is a course and what are its components?

  • A Course is a structured combination of approved units which when completed qualifies the student for an award from Curtin. A course may include a major(s), minor(s) and/or, stream(s).
  • A Unit is a discrete entity of study within a subject area and is the fundamental component for teaching, learning and assessment.
  • A Major is a series of units which pursues learning of a single discipline or area of study.
  • A Minor is a smaller set of units designed to enhance graduate employability.
  • A Stream is a specialised structure of units within a course and is used to define a specific pathway of study.

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Centre for Aboriginal Studies
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DVC Education
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