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Undergraduate

Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmacy - BPharm(Curtin) - B-PHARM Health Sciences
Indicative ATAR 80 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 4 years full-time

Course overview

Take a Google Maps virtual tour of our model pharmacy suite.

Pharmacists study aspects of how and why drugs work, how they are formulated and administered, and how they are used in the treatment of disease.

While pharmacists often work in community and hospital pharmacies, they can also work in areas such as research and development, participating in activities ranging from drug discovery and formulation, to assessing the therapeutic benefits of different drugs.

Your first year is interprofessional and taken with students from other health sciences degrees. In your following years, you will study pharmacy primary care, pharmaceutics, antimicrobial chemotherapy, pharmacology, pharmacotherapy and pharmaceutical practice.

You will complete a minimum of 12 weeks of clinical placements during the course. There are opportunities for you to take your placements interstate and overseas in hospitals, the community or in industry.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

80

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. May be used to demonstrate English competence

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

  • Chemistry 3A/3B
  • Mathematics 3A/3B

Desirable WACE courses

Human Biological Science 3A/3B or Biological Sciences 3A/3B

Please refer to the following statements before applying for this course:

Notes

You must complete each year of this course before commencing the next.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 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.
$8,920*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*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

Accredited by: Australian Pharmacy Council.

For full registration with the Pharmacy Board of Australia, you must complete 1,824 hours of training following your course. 

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health Sciences to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning (CRL).


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Pharmacist

This course can help you become a Community Pharmacist, Hospital Pharmacist, Industrial Pharmacist, Retail Pharmacist, Consultant Pharmacist and Drug Information Pharmacist.

Why Pharmacy?

  • This is the only undergraduate course in Western Australia that leads to eligibility for registration as a pharmacist.
  • Staff are committed to delivering innovative and excellent teaching to enable learning.
  • Curtin has a new, modern model dispensary.
  • The curriculum reflects contemporary practice.