Master of Science

Curtin University

This program is particularly useful for graduates in one scientific discipline wishing to study another area of science, or students seeking employment in a multidisciplinary science environment. Major areas of study are Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences, Industrial Engineering, Dryland Agricultural Systems, Environmental Biology and Management, Sustainable Aquaculture, Geophysics and Sustainability Management. The course recognises the multidisciplinary nature of many current areas of science and technology and its application in solving real world problems. Several major research project units within the course provide students with opportunities to develop high levels of communication and research skills whilst developing a deeper understanding in a specific area of interest.

Course Fee:

Australian: $53,800
International: $74,800

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in science or an approved equivalent. Students are required to have achieved competency in their chosen major area of study to the level of second year in a related BSc. An Honours degree in science or relevant Graduate Diploma is a prerequisite for direct entry into the second year of this course.


This course has a choice of 9 Majors 400 credit points each.

Subjects you can Study:

Computer science; Dryland agricultural systems; Engineering-industrial; Environmental biology and management; Geophysics; Industrial engineering; Mathematical sciences; Sustainable aquaculture; Water quality and supply systems

Study Pathways:

Applications for Credit for Recognised Learning are assessed on an individual basis. Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees.

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: MC-SCNCE

Who for:

This program is designed for students with a Science undergraduate pass degree intending to broaden and extend their academic and research background in science and technology.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 2 years
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 4 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 56,000 students across its campuses and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2018 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and 42nd in the world for earth and marine sciences in the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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