What it's like to study online

Studying online at Curtin means that you'll do the same coursework and assessments as the students studying on-campus, but you'll study where you want, have more flexibility with your time, and may use different technology and methods to complete your work.

Studying online means you'll have access to:

  • 24/7 access to interactive online learning
  • Social networking with other students
  • A user-friendly system including a mobile app
  • Tutors experienced in online delivery
  • A wealth of online library resources including full text access to e-Reserve, past exam papers and journals.
  • The same degree you'd get if you studied on campus

Support services

We have plenty of help available to people studying online, such as library services, counselling, career assistance, IT services and more. Learn about our support services for online students.

Example study planners

These examples show how some online students might plan their study around their other commitments.

Example of a part time worker studying four units online

  Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat Sun
7am              
8am              
9am   Mathematics assignment preparation   Catch up on Health Sciences Work 9-5 Work 9-5
10am Academic Writing Preparation Draft communications assignment
11am
12pm Maths revision
1pm    
2pm   Complete Health Sciences quiz  
3pm      
4pm Academic Writing Collaboration Start communications assignment  
5pm Work 4-9pm    
6pm    
7pm    
8pm   Maths collaboration  
9pm        
10pm        
11pm          

Example of shift worker studying two units online

  Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat Sun
7am Complete humanities tutorial questions            
8am            
9am          
10am Listen to Commerce lecture   Fly out - Karratha to Perth      
11am     Participate in Commerce collaboration session   Listen to Humanities lecture
12pm      
1pm          
2pm Shift 2pm - 2am   Shift 2pm - 2am      
3pm Shift 3pm - 2am      
4pm      
5pm      
6pm     Fly in - Perth to Karratha
7pm      
8pm Complete Commerce preparation    
9pm    
10pm    
11pm      
12am      
1am      
2am