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IT and computing

Curtin's computing courses cover a range of areas essential to the growing IT industry. You can learn how to program computers, administer networks and create design software and multimedia, study computer games and learn how to develop them, or use artificial intelligence in real life situations. You can also study cyber security and learn how to protect computers and systems from hackers. You'll get the chance to explore new technology and show your creative flair and eye for technical detail. It's a rapidly changing industry that can lead to diverse and interesting career paths.


Our research helps shape the future of information technology and computing on a local, national and global scale.

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Our centres and institutes

Our research centres and institutes conduct in-depth research into ICT and emerging technologies that impacts a range of areas including engineering, radio astronomy, IT infrastructure and digital culture. They include:

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If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are still plenty of ways to gain entry to Curtin.

UniReady Enabling Program

If you don't think you'll meet Curtin's entry requirements, you can still qualify for a range of Business, Humanities and Health Sciences courses after completing the UniReady Enabling Program.

Enabling Course for Science, Engineering and Health

This one-year course will give you a solid understanding of science and maths, and can help you qualify for Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Speech Pathology, Engineering and other science degrees. Learn about the Enabling Course for Science, Engineering and Health.

StepUp to Curtin Scheme

Stepup grants bonus ATAR points based on your circumstances or location, and could help make you eligible for admission into Curtin courses. Learn about StepUp to Curtin.

Our other enabling courses are:

Other ways to get into Curtin include: