Curtin Open Day 2016

Sunday 31 July

Open Day is your chance to explore Curtin’s vibrant main campus, discover the huge range of courses on offer, speak with lecturers and current students, and make the most of our free entertainment and activities.

Sunday 31 July is a day that can change your life and inspire your future.

Plan Your Day

The Open Day Experience

Fun, facts and fairy floss!

Thousands of people visit our Bentley Campus for Open Day each year. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out everything you want and need to know about Curtin.

What visitors say about Curtin Open Day

Whether you're a future student, parent or teacher, you’re sure to get a lot out of the activities, lectures, course advice, competitions and entertainment on offer at Open Day.

What studying at Curtin is all about

Friends, food, fun and learning are just part of what makes Curtin so great. Get a taste of what studying at Western Australia’s largest and most multi-cultural university is like at Open Day.

Getting To Open Day

How to get here and find your way around


On Open Day you can park in almost any car bay on campus for free. The only exceptions are the disabled bays, which should only be used by visitors with the appropriate authorisation.
Please download the Curtin parking map [.PDF 1.9Mb]
Please download the temporary footpath map. [.PDF 1.3Mb]

Public Transport

Visit the Transperth website to plan your journey to Open Day on public transport.

Hail and Ride Buses

Our courtesy buses will be running all day to take you around the campus and drop you where you want to go. No need to wait at a bus stop - hail the buses anywhere on the route, jump on and ask the driver to drop you off close to your campus destination.

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Parents: what you should know

If your child is considering university, find out what you can do to help with their transition and get an idea of what their university experience will be like. Learn more about Curtin and what you and your child can expect.

Activity Time Location
Careers information All day Curtin Future Students Village
Year 12 parent information session 10:30am – 12pm Building 210, room 101, Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre
Succeeding at university: nine key factors to help you succeed 12pm – 12:30pm Building 210, room 101, Elizabeth Jolley Lecture Theatre
Explore global opportunities: student exchange and study abroad information 12:15pm – 1pm Building 403, room 101, Ken Hall Lecture Theatre
Scholarships made easy 12:30pm – 1pm Building 104, room 101
Greater Curtin: making Curtin a greater place 2:15pm – 3pm Building 410, room 101
Alternative entry pathways for school leavers and mature-age 2:15pm - 3pm Building 210, room 102, Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre
Find Out What's On

Curtin Business School

For tomorrow’s game changers

Head to the Curtin Business School marquee to learn about the comprehensive range of industry-linked business courses on offer at Curtin.

Be sure to also visit WA’s first and only university stock market trading room, featuring live financial news, stock boards showing real-time share prices and 16 dual-screen computer terminals running Bloomberg Professional software.

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Health Sciences

For the next generation of health professionals

Experience the multi-million dollar facilities and practical learning opportunities available when studying one of our health sciences courses.

Head to the Health Sciences marquee to perform forensic profiling, view real samples of human tissue under a microscope and observe latent finger marks with photoluminescence.

Find Out What's On


For creative and innovative minds

If you love to express your creative side, or have a passion for education, languages or the built environment, make sure you visit the Humanities marquee.

Be inspired by our students’ fashion shows, tour our impressive film and television facilities and immerse yourself in visual technologies.

Science and Engineering
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Science and Engineering

For tomorrow’s discoverers and innovators

Find out about the wide range of practical and internationally recognised science and engineering courses on offer with a visit to the Science marquee and Engineering Pavilion.

Learn how to make snow, meet some of our robots, try your luck at prospecting in our Super Pit and much more!

Find Out What's On

Future Students

For those inspired to take the next step

You’ll perform best in your exams if you feel motivated to study. Our friendly team of Future Student Advisors can help you find the best course for you and advise you on course prerequisites. They’ll also step you through the application process.

Find them in the Curtin Future Students village.

Fun Zone
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Fun Zone

For the experience collectors

In between the many activities happening around campus, make sure you spare some time to hang out in the Fun Zone.

Listen to live music, be entertained by a range of performers and visit the petting zoo!


Plan your day around your interests

Whether you’re interested in studying agriculture, architecture, education or engineering, there’s plenty for you to see and do at Open Day. Browse through our program of activities based on your interests.

  • Agriculture, environment and sustainability

    Get course information, find out about the career possibilities and participate in hands-on activities related to agriculture, environment and sustainability.

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  • Architecture and construction

    Test out your skills in the and found out about our courses in architecture, interior architecture, surveying, property development or construction.

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  • The arts and creative industries

    Find out about our courses in communications, visual technologies, design and the arts. Catch a fashion parade, take a tour of our facilities or try your hand at life drawing.

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  • Business, management and law

    Visit our stock market trading room, find out about our law degree and discover why Curtin’s business graduates are valued by the industry.

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  • Culture, language and Indigenous

    Prepare for a career in history, social sciences, international relations or languages. Plus, have you name written in Chinese or Japanese and research your family tree.

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  • Education

    Learn how you can make a difference to a child’s future by studying one of our education courses. Plus, play with playdough, origami and oobleck!

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  • Engineering and mining

    Check out our robotic fish, seek your fortune in the super pit and discover the diverse engineering and mining courses on offer.

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  • Health

    Meet Jim the avatar, X-ray a personal item, test how well your lungs work and check out our robotic pharmacy dispensary – all while investigating our range of health courses.

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  • IT and Computing

    Participate in a hacking competition, learn about cutting-edge technologies in computing and find out about the courses and career possibilities available.

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  • Physical sciences and mathematics

    Pursue a career in an environment of pioneering research and innovation. Observe the sun through a radio telescope, learn about the power of ultrasound and more.

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Plan your day at Curtin Open Day

We’ve got lots of exciting things planned for Sunday 31st July. Make sure you plan your day in advance so you don’t miss out on any of it!

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