Want a business qualification that can take you across the world?
The business world is fast-paced and dynamic. There are always new things to learn, changing industry trends, new business ventures and opportunities to work in other countries. Studying business could lead to work areas such as advertising, marketing, accounting, management or tourism.
If you are interested in studying business, take a look at Curtin University’s Bachelor of Commerce. The Bachelor of Commerce is a qualification can go anywhere with you and is valuable to organisations and industries worldwide. Taught at the Curtin Business School (CBS), you’ll get a learning experience that goes beyond the lecture room and out into real business and industry reaching across Australia and Asia.
Bachelor of Commerce
3-years, full-time Perth Campus
The Bachelor of Commerce is Curtin Business School’s principal course and an internationally recognised business qualification. It offers a large and comprehensive range of business specialisations and aims to give you the theory and practical skills you need to be ready for the job market. You can choose from one or more majors to suit your interests and aspirations.
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Commerce from Curtin University you have a range of career opportunities depending on your chosen field of study.
"CBS's commerce degree is great because it gives you a robust background in business and ensures you have a sound knowledge of what it takes to survive and operate in the business world."
Sinead Weir, Bachelor of Commerce (Management and Human Resource Management) Business analyst, Deloitte
Master of Business Administration (Global)
2 years full-time, Perth Campus
CRICOS code: 079264A
The MBA (Global) is an internationally recognised qualification designed to build on your undergraduate degree and prepare you for a global business career. If you have recently graduated and have limited work experience, an MBA (Global) qualification can help you to transition from study to the working world.
The two-year course focuses on core business knowledge and inter-cultural communication, so you can apply your skills to international business situations. Throughout the course, you'll develop your leadership skills through work-integrated learning, industry mentorships and field trips, and gain insight from international study tours at universities in different countries.
Curtin's MBA (Global) postgraduate degree is designed to give your early career the best possible start. You will gain leadership and management skills in a global context, preparing you to work in senior positions in the future, whatever your discipline.
Creative or project management focused?
Curtin University offers a comprehensive range of challenging, contemporary arts and creative industries programs where you can build strong presentation and visual communication skills, and develop your creativity, versatility and knowledge.
Alternatively, you can branch into project management and develop the skills to manage project work in a wide range of industries, including construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology, and research and development.
Bachelor of Arts
3-years, full-time Perth Campus
In the Bachelor of Arts, there are 23 creative majors to choose from. There are excellent student facilities where you can use your creative flair, including an on-campus film studio, theatre, radio station, student newspaper and online student magazine.
Arts and creative industry courses have a strong practical and industry focus and many graduates have gone on to achieve outstanding success in artistic careers.
"I would highly recommend Curtin to anyone thinking about pursuing a design degree. The general practice at Curtin prepares students well for any working environment within design"
Meghan Brown, Graphic Design graduate
Master of Applied Design and Art
2-years, full-time Perth Campus
CRICOS code : 084803C
This professional master degree provides practical opportunities for you to develop new industry related skills in your specialised field. You’ll be encouraged to apply and test the ideas you learn in the workplace and evaluate them in light of your own experience.
You can choose to focus your studies on one of the following specialisations:
- 3D Design (jewellery, furniture and/or product design)
- Creative Advertising
- Digital Design
- Fashion Design
- Fine Art
- Graphic Design
- Illustration Design
- Visual Culture.
You may find high-level employment across the arts, fashion and design industries. This may include employment in government, the not-for-profit sector, media or education.
Professional recognition is dependent upon your area of specialisation. You may be recognised by professional associations such as the National Association for the Visual Arts and the Design Institute of Australia. You may also be eligible for membership in the following organisations:
- Australian Graphic Design Association
- Perth Advertising and Design Club
- The Design Management Institute
- Perth Institute of Contemporary Art
- Artsource: the Artists Foundation of Western Australia
Master of Science (Project Management)
18-months, full-time Perth, Sarawak, Singapore, Sydney
CRICOS code : 027245A
Curtin's Master of Project Management degree offers a broad approach to project management, so you can apply your learning to a wide range of industries, including construction, engineering, education, health, commerce, information technology, and research and development.
During the course you’ll explore the characteristics and activities of the project life cycle, along with the functions of planning, organisation and control. Cost, value and time management are also a focus of this course, covering time programming and scheduling, line of balance, time estimating, constraints, resources, control monitoring, analysis and reporting.
You will learn to apply your knowledge to organisational development and the design of organisational structures, including motivation, leadership, group processes, performance appraisal, conflict and work redesign.
The Australian Government expects the need for project managers to grow very strongly over the next five years, matching the rise in demand over the past decade. Opportunities for people with project management qualifications is increasing in fields such as construction, law, education, health, commerce, information technology, marketing, public relations, and research and development. (Source: joboutlook.gov.au, March 2013)
Engineering can take you in many directions
Engineers are involved in building, design and process across many disciplines. If you are interested in studying engineering, Curtin's University has a number of engineering and mining programs offering you hands-on experience and industry training, which help you to develop your skills and apply them to industry situations.
When you study engineering at Curtin, you will enjoy learning in purpose-built learning facilities, including the Engineering Pavilion Complex, and you will have access to industry experts, highly accomplished academic mentors and scholarship opportunities. In some courses, you can study at Curtin University's Western Australian School of Mines (WASM), Australia's oldest and premier mining school, and gain exposure to the mining industry and mining professionals.
If you have an engineering degree or significant expertise in subsea engineering, Curtin University’s Master of Subsea Engineering or Master of Petroleum Engineering can help you to develop the highly specialised skills and knowledge required for working on locating, extracting and transporting offshore energy reserves.
Bachelor of Engineering
4 years full-time, Perth Campus
The Bachelor of Engineering begins with the award winning Engineering Foundation Year (EFY). The EFY builds a solid base of the fundamental concepts common to all areas of engineering. This allows you to explore your options before selecting an engineering major towards the end of your first year.
You can choose an engineering major from the following disciplines:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil and Construction Engineering
- Computer Systems Engineering
- Electrical Power Engineering
- Electronic and Communication Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mechatronic Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Software Engineering
Some engineering majors may be taken at Curtin’s Kalgoorlie Campus or Curtin’s Sarawak Campus in Malaysia.
All graduates fulfil the stage 1 competences required by Engineers Australia as the pathway to Chartered Professional Engineer status (CPEng).
Master of Subsea Engineering
2 years full-time, Perth Campus
CRICOS Code: 081065A
Offshore floating liquefied natural gas facilities and future deep-water, remote oil and gas production requires the development of new technologies to bring hydrocarbon reserves onshore.
This course is tailored to provide you with a pathway for graduate entry into the subsea profession and expertise in subsea engineering and other aspects of offshore field development. You will learn to be an effective team member in the multi-disciplinary environment of offshore oil and gas projects.
Throughout your studies, you will have significant interaction with leading industry experts working within various subsea disciplines.
The course has been designed to meet the requirements of Engineers Australia for registration as a chartered subsea engineer. You may pursue a career with various members of the oilfield industry including major oil companies, subsea equipment suppliers and service companies
Master of Petroleum Engineering
2 years full-time, Perth Campus.
CRICOS Code : 034333J
This comprehensive course will provide you with a multidisciplinary education and hands-on training in petroleum engineering. You will cover a wide variety of subjects core to the petroleum engineering field, including applied geology and geophysics, drilling and reservoir engineering, hydrocarbon phase behaviour, formation evaluation and petroleum economics and project management.
Petroleum graduates find work as fully qualified petroleum engineers in the upstream oil and gas industry.
Improve the wellbeing of your community
Public health is a field that attracts people who care about the greater good of human beings.
Master of Public Health
2 years full-time, Perth Campus
CRICOS Code : 064462G
If you already work in public health, or want to move into this field, this course can prepare you for advancement in your organisation or field, providing you with practical skills and helping you to broaden your knowledge and skill set.
You will learn how to effectively plan, implement and evaluate public health programs in a variety of settings. The course offers a variety of topics, including health promotion, health and environmental change, nutrition, epidemiology and biostatistics, and health policy and management.
Master of Public Health students come from a variety of fields, including medicine, nursing, psychology, physiotherapy, pharmacy, dentistry, biomedical and lab-based sciences, nutrition, occupational therapy, occupational health, environmental health, health promotion, statistics and management, among others.
As a graduate, you may work in a number of fields, including health administration, health protection and health promotion. You may work in the public sector or with non-government organisations, research institutes and universities, and with international bodies such as the World Health Organisation.