|Guaranteed ATAR||70 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.|
|Location||Bentley, Kalgoorlie, Malaysia, Mauritius or Singapore This course may not be offered at all locations every year. Please contact us for more information on availability.|
|Study method||Full-time or part-time|
|Study mode||On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus|
February or July
Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.
|Duration||3 years full-time|
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 transferable skills and knowledge in verbal and interpersonal communication, critical thinking and problem-solving, negotiation and time management.
This course is designed to help you gain the theory and practical skills you need to be ready for the job market. You will learn from experienced staff, have opportunities to interact with businesses and learn in real workplace scenarios.
The course comprises eight common core units; seven of these are completed in your first year of study: accounting, business law, economics, business information systems, management, marketing and communication in business.
You will complete the final common core unit, business capstone, in your final year, which gives you the opportunity to take part in a competition to run the most successful virtual company.
In your second and third years, you may choose to specialise in one or two majors. You will graduate with a Bachelor of Commerce degree regardless of which areas you choose to specialise in. You may gain work experience through work placements, vacation placements and internships.You can study this as part of a double degree:
- Law and Commerce Double Degree
- Engineering and Commerce Double Degree
- Arts and Commerce Double Degree
- Science and Commerce Double Degree
*Please note not all majors are offered online
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed below, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
Guaranteed ATAR This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.
Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Details of the types of ‘bonus points’ commonly available to applicants can be found on our StepUp to Curtin page.
ATAR and selection rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR in the most recent intake period
View data on the ATAR and selection rank profile of offers made from the most recent intake period.
Mature age entry
Desirable WACE coursesMathematics Applications ATAR
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
Regional campuses may offer the common first year units only.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? -
A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the
student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.
All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.
Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.
*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.
This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website
If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.
Curtin Business School courses are designed, wherever possible, to conform to the membership standards of relevant professional bodies.
If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you may be eligible for Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).
If you are eligible, you may be exempt from completing some units, and you may be able to finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.
This course can help you become a:
- Marketing Officer
- Business Systems Analyst
- Industrial Relations Officer
- Management Consultant
- Tourist Information Officer
- Advertising Account Executive
- Financial Dealer and Broker
- We seek input from business leaders to ensure your course stays at the forefront of industry trends.
- Through your course, you will develop key professional, practical skills that you can apply to your first job.
- Our teaching staff are experts in their fields, many with extensive industry experience. Classes often include guest speakers.
- You may gain work experience through work placements, vacation placements and internships. Many units include interaction with local businesses and real-world assessments.
- Curtin is the only university in WA to run the Business Capstone unit, where final year students take part in a competition to run the most successful virtual company.
- Our courses are recognised by key industry bodies such as CPA Australia, Australian Property Institute, Taxation Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management so you may be able to join a professional network when you graduate.
- Life at university can be rewarding and exciting. You can get more out of your student experience by getting involved in extracurricular activities and making use of our support services.
A degree is not just about what you know - it's also about what you can do. We know employers want graduates with both business knowledge and practical skills to hit the ground running. This degree will prepare you to graduate career-ready by building these business skills and providing real workplace learning experiences.
View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.
- More about studying at Curtin
- Visit the WA Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) website
- Visit the Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website
- Visit the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) website
- Our admission appeals and grievance process
Applicants applying with an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Applicants with other international qualifications
Find information on what qualifications you can use to apply for a Curtin course.