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How many credits should I take each semester?

The number of credits you take each study period is also known as your study load. Curtin deems 75 credits and above within a half year period as a full-time study load. You are not obligated to undertake a full-time load unless you are bound by student visa conditions or an external organisation. In these cases you may be required to meet specific study load requirements due to conditions associated with your student visa, course progression, financial assistance, scholarships, etc. Sometimes these conditions are not set by the University but by external organisations (e.g. Centrelink  or Transperth). 

Find out more about what is considered full time and your study load obligations on the study load page.

If you need further assistance please contact Curtin Connect

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Updated 13/10/2020 10.40 AM