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Courses Handbook 2016 - [ Archived April 2016 ]

This handbook contains information for courses and units at Curtin in 2016.

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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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Information in this publication is correct at the time of printing but may be subject to change.

In particular, the University reserves the right 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.

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International students

International students studying in Australia on a student visa can only study full-time and there are also specific entry requirements that must be met. As some information contained in this publication may not be applicable to international students, refer to for further information. Australian citizens, permanent residents and international students studying outside Australia may have the choice of full-time, part-time and external study, depending on course availability and in-country requirements.