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Courses Handbook 2015

This handbook contains information on courses and components (majors, minors, streams and units) at Curtin in 2015.
Information for the previous year's courses and units is available at Courses Handbook 2014.

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.

Use the 'Search' feature to find out more about a course, major, minor, stream or unit of study.

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Enter one or more words from the course title OR its code (called the 'study package code' or 'course code'. e.g. B-ARTS)


Select from the many careers catered for by Curtin courses.

Select a teaching area/faculty to view courses offered across Curtin locations.

  • Select Vice-Chancellory for courses offered by areas other than a faculty.
  • Select a Faculty for a list of courses offered by a school/department.

Select from the drop down list to view Courses by Faculty / Teaching Area.

Select from the drop down list to view Courses by degree type.

View Courses Alphabetically

To view courses alphabetically, please select a letter or number.



The Courses Handbook is the repository of Curtin University ("Curtin") course information. While Curtin makes all reasonable endeavours to keep this handbook up to date, information on this website is subject to change from time to time. Curtin reserves the right to change the: course structure and contents, student assessment, tuition fees and to: withdraw any course or its components which it offers, impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or vary arrangements for any course without notification via the website.

For course and enrolment information please visit our Future Students website.