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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.
STAT entry Not accepted 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.
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 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.

Students complete the fourth and fifth years of this course in clinical settings, working with people of all ages under clinical supervision in hospitals and community settings, including rural and remote locations.

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.

Third year is a transition from the Curtin campus into the clinical setting. Fourth year is undertaken in clinical settings, including rural locations.

Your final year will also be in clinical settings where you will work as a member of a healthcare team in preparation for your internship once you graduate. You will work with people of all age groups under clinical supervision in hospital and community settings.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

English language proficiency

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are as outlined in the IELTS table below. Additional information on how you can meet the English requirement can be found on the English proficiency page.

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

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, but also includes those who may have completed their senior secondary studies with a TAFE or other VET provider within the same time frame. This includes applicants whose secondary education was undertaken interstate or overseas.

  • 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.
  • If you are shortlisted for this course, you will be required to attend an interview. Please view our Admission Guide for more information.

  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites):

    Chemistry ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics: Methods ATAR, Mathematics Specialist ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR

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

Other admission options
Lowest ATAR to which an offer was made (exclusive of any adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points)

View the lowest ATAR (excluding adjustments) of an applicant who was offered a place in this course in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available.

Lowest selection rank to which a recent Year 12 student offer was made (including the consideration of any equity or other adjustment factors)

View the lowest selection rank (incorporating ATAR plus any adjustments) of an applicant to which an offer of a place was made in the most relevant recent intake period, this includes any ATAR adjustments.

Selection rank adjustments (previously referred to as ATAR-related adjustments)

Details of the types of adjustment factors (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 relevant recent intake period.

Applicants with higher education study Applicants with higher education study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, whether at a university or non-university provider.

  • Essential WACE subjects (pre-requisites):

    Chemistry ATAR

  • Desirable WACE subjects: Mathematics: Methods ATAR, Mathematics Specialist ATAR or Mathematics Applications ATAR

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

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  • completed at least 200 credits within one year, with a course weighted average (CWA) of 80% or higher; and
  • completed the UMAT test, the prerequisite and interview.

Applicants must not have a tertiary record from any other Australian or overseas university and must not be in their final year of study in their current course.

The Chemistry prerequisite can be met with:

  • CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry with a grade of 60%; and
  • CHEM1005 Introduction to Biological Chemistry with a grade of 60%.
Other higher education course switcher criteria

This course has a semester one intake only. Please refer to the TISC website for more information.

Other requirements and notes for this course

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.

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

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Essential requirements for admission (including fieldwork requirements)

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

Fieldwork requirements during the course

Please refer to the following statements on 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 (referred to as the "student contribution amount"). 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. A limited number of Commonwealth supported places are also available for some postgraduate courses.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$9,580*

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.

Advanced standing/credit transfer/recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Credit for recognised learning (CRL) is the term Curtin uses to describe advanced standing, academic credit or recognition of prior learning.

You may be entitled to credit for recognised learning for formal, non-formal or informal learning.

Formal learning is learning that takes place through a structured program of learning that leads to the full or partial achievement of an officially recognised qualification. Recognised institutions include, but are not limited to, RTO providers and universities. Non-formal learning is adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning or various kinds of work and life experience.

Credit can reduce the amount of study needed to complete a degree.

For further information, please visit our credit for recognised learning webpage or contact our CRL Office on crl@curtin.edu.au or 1300 222 888.

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.