English Language Entry Requirements

All Curtin courses are taught in English and applicants must demonstrate competence in English by meeting the Curtin English Language requirements as outlined below:

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English Language Test Foundation Undergraduate Postgraduate by Coursework Postgraduate
by Research (7)
 
Engineering/ B.Tech/ Business/B. Computing BSc./BAppSc./B. Communications/B. HSE/ B. Psych
Engineering Business/ Science/Arts
IELTS (1)

5.5

(no individual band below 5.0)

Overall 6.0

(no individual band below 6.0)

Overall 6.5

(no individual band below 6.0)

Overall 6.0

(no individual band below 6.0)

Overall 6.5

(no individual band below 6.0)

Overall 6.5

(no individual
band below 6.0)

GSCE/GCE ‘O’ Level (5) C C C
GCE ‘A’ Level E E
SPM English (3) B
SPM 1119 English (4) C C (8)
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)

TOEFL iBT (Special Home Edition)(2)

65

68

(band minimum W-21, L-13, R-13, S-18)

79

(band minimum W-21, L-13, R-13, S-18)

68

(band minimum W-21, L-13, R-13, S-18)

79

(band minimum W-21, L-13, R-13, S-18)

79

(band minimum W-21, L-13,
R-13, S-18)

 PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) (6) Overall 51

Overall 59

All Communicative Skills 50

Overall 63

All Communicative Skills 50

Overall 59

All Communicative Skills 50

Overall 63

All Communicative Skills 50

Overall 58

All Communicative
Skills 50

MUET(9) Band 3 and no less than 140 in aggregate score Band 4 Band 4 and no less than 200 in aggregate score Band 4 Band 4 and no less than 200 in aggregate score Band 4 and no less than 200 in aggregate score

Linguaskill
C1 Advanced Overall Score

Total scores of 162 or more with no individual scores below 154. Total score of 169 or more with no individual score below 169 Total score of 176 or more with no individual score below 169 Total score of 169 or more with no individual score below 169 Total score of 176 or more with no individual score below 169 Total score of 176 or more with no individual score below 169

This page was last updated on 28 October 2020

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  1. Foundation: Applicants with IELTS 5.0 (no individual band below 4.5) are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
    Undergraduate: Applicants with IELTS less than 6.0 but achieved 5.5 (no individual band below 5.0) are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  2. Foundation: Applicants with TOEFL less than 65 but achieved 60 (or above) are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
    Undergraduate: Applicants with TOEFL less than 68 but achieved 65 (or above) are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units
  3. Foundation: Applicants with SPM English ‘C’ are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
  4. Undergraduate: Applicants with 1119 ‘D’ are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  5. Foundation: Applicants with GCE ‘O’ Level ‘D’ are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
    Undergraduate: Applicants with GCE ‘O’ Level ‘D’ are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  6. Foundation: Applicants with PTE Academic less than 51 but achieved 36 (or above) are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
    Undergraduate: Applicants with PTE Academic less than 59 but achieved 42 (or above) are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  7. Postgraduate by research may be deemed to meet Curtin’s English language requirements based on the completion of a bachelor degree course in which English is the sole language of instruction. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  8. SPM 1119 English must be completed within 5 years of application
  9. Undergraduate: Applicants with MUET less than MUET band 4 but achieved MUET band 3 with aggregated score of 140 are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.
  10. Foundation: Applicants with total scores of Linguaskill equal or less than 154 (no individual scores below 147) are required to take the Academic English concurrently with the Foundation program.
    Undergraduate: Applicants with total scores of Linguaskill less than 169 but equal or more than 162 (no individual scores below 154) are required to take Curtin University Foundation English Units.

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