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Undergraduate

Medicine

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery - MBBS(Curtin) - B-MBBS Health Sciences
Minimum ATAR 95 This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February

The MBBS course has full-year units from years 2 to 5.

Duration 5 years full-time

Course overview

Applicants for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery are required to submit supplementary documents with their application. Please visit the MBBS application requirements page page for further information and to download the MBBS Admissions Guide. The MBBS Admissions Guide contains information about admission criteria, requirements and eligibility. It is imperative that applicants familiarise themselves with the guide to ensure they understand the requirements of the admission and application process.

Work as part of an interprofessional healthcare team to provide primary healthcare services to the community.

This course can lead to many careers in the medical profession. Your studies will focus on primary care, chronic conditions, aged care, mental health, Indigenous health, biomedical and clinical sciences and population health, as well as acute care.

Your first year of the course is interprofessional and undertaken with other health sciences students. You will also complete discipline-based units in medicine and be introduced to clinical practice.

Your second and third years will be devoted to a more intensive study of medicine that focuses on the structure and function of the human body in health and disease.

Fourth year is a transition from the Curtin campus into the clinical setting. You will work with people of all age groups under clinical supervision in hospital and community settings, including rural and remote healthcare places.

Your final year will be entirely in clinical settings where you will work as a member of a healthcare team in preparation for your internship once you graduate.

Admission criteria

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

Minimum ATAR This figure refers to the ATAR level below which an application will not be considered. This is not a guarantee of admission.

95

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.

Not accepted

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

ATAR-related adjustments

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

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Essential WACE courses

Chemistry ATAR

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Methods ATAR, Mathematics Specialist ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 7.0
Speaking 7.0
Reading 7.0
Listening 7.0
Overall band score 7.0

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.

Other requirements

Applicants will be required undertake the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT).

Applicants for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery are required to submit supplementary documents with their application. Please visit the MBBS application requirements page page for further information and to download the MBBS Admissions Guide. The MBBS Admissions Guide contains information about admission criteria, requirements and eligibility. It is imperative that applicants familiarise themselves with the guide to ensure they understand the requirements of the admission and application process.

Notes

The MBBS course has full-year units from years 2 to 5.

Fieldwork requirements

Many of our courses require students to comply with additional essential requirements, particularly in relation to fieldwork. Failure to comply with any of the essential fieldwork requirements may potentially prevent the successful completion of the course and/or achieving professional registration.

Please refer to the following statements on the essential requirements for the fieldwork component of this course:

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Commonwealth supported 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.
$9,760*

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.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited by the Australian Medical Council.

Why Medicine?

  • Our five-year, direct-entry medical degree is the only undergraduate entry program in Western Australia. This means you don't need a three-year bachelor degree to enter the course.
  • Its strong emphasis on primary care will position you well for rural and remote practice, as well as outer suburban locations, where there is an acute shortage of doctors.

How this course will make you industry ready

Curtin recognises the complex issues facing the Western Australian health system, its workforce and the need for more doctors to be “generalists” in their orientation. This means we are committed to producing graduates who are better equipped to meet community needs, with primary care expertise, strong leadership skills and the ability to operate effectively in interprofessional care teams.

Student profile

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.