Murdoch University

Introduction

Murdoch University is where free thinkers from all over the world come together to make a difference. Murdoch is a modern, dynamic university with a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student support and satisfaction.

Murdoch ranks in the top two per cent of universities globally according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2013/2014) and ranked in the top 100 Universities under 50 years of age according to the Times Higher Education 100 under 50 (2014). Murdoch has also recently been given a five star graduate employment rating by students in the popular Good Universities Guide (2015).

Education at Murdoch is about creating opportunities for your future, in this fast paced age of globalisation, your career possibilities are endless. At Murdoch, we create the pathways for you to access every one of those little possibilities. We have state-of-the art facilities, great student services and a wide range of courses. We will help you to make the most of your university education and offer you opportunities that will make your study experience truly memorable.

Murdoch is located approximately 20 minutes by car (15 kilometers) from Perth’s city centre and 10 minutes (8 kilometers) from the port city of Fremantle, and has over 22,000 students, including 3000 international students form over 90 different countries studying courses at Undergraduate and Graduate level through our 9 Schools:

  • School of Engineering & IT
  • School of Management & Governance
  • School of Arts
  • School of Health Professionals
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Education
  • School of Law
  • School of Veterinary & Life Sciences
  • Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy & International Affairs
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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BSc

Bachelor of Science in Biological Science

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Perth

Discover the amazing natural world around us ‐ everything from how large ecosystems function to how the enzymes and proteins in your body interact. [+]

Explore the fascinating world of life on earth with a Biological Sciences degree Discover the amazing natural world around us ‐ everything from how large ecosystems function to how the enzymes and proteins in your body interact. Begin by developing your biological, mathematical and physical sciences knowledge ‐ then discover the diverse range of bacteria, fungi, plants and animals with whom we share our world. We will assist you all the way on this practically‐based course Learn to communicate the intricacies of biology in a simple and effective way by gaining hands‐on, practical experience through our laboratory‐based classes, fieldwork trips and exercises. You will also become part of a learning community that promotes an open‐door philosophy and integrated approach to learning ‐ designed to support you through each and every step of your journey with us. Biological Sciences offers many diverse and rewarding career options After your first year you will continue to learn about animal and plant diversity, microbiology, ecology, genetics and evolutionary biology, and biochemistry. Combining well with a number of other Science majors , you'll also find Biology the perfect launching pad for a career in anything from molecular biology, plant and animal biology, to wildlife biology, where you could be helping to save endangered species. As a leading research institute with strong industry partnerships and connections, we also make an ideal choice if you plan on following a research career in any of these areas. Qualify and apply The qualifications listed below are Murdoch University's standard undergraduate admission requirements for international students. Any of these will allow you to gain direct entry into most Murdoch undergraduate degree programs. Eligibility to apply In addition to english proficiency , students should achieve at least one the following in order to be eligible to apply for a course with standard entry requirements: - GCE A-Level/STPM: At least 7 points over the best 2 or 3 subjects at H2 level - WAUPP: CPS of at least 54 - International Baccalaureate (IB): Full IB Diploma awarded, score of at least 25 - Australian ATAR: An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.00 or greater (indicative) - Indonesian SMU3: Score of 8 - For Diploma and post-secondary graduates: Successful completion of your Diploma or other recognised post-secondary qualification will usually allow you to direct entry to those Murdoch University programs that have standard entry requirements. Requests for advanced standing (credit and exemptions) will be assessed upon request. English proficiency In order to gain admission to Murdoch University, students must satisfy Murdoch University English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language. [-]

Bachelor of Science in Marine Sciences

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Perth

Australia is an island continent so our marine environment is part of our national identity as well as being crucial [+]

Help preserve the health of our marine ecosystems with a Marine Science degree Australia is an island continent so our marine environment is part of our national identity as well as being crucial to our economy. As a Marine Scientist, you will gain the kind of knowledge necessary to make a real difference to the management and conservation of that environment, as well as developing a full appreciation for its current state and the predicted impact of climate change. Pursue a range of exciting career options across marine-based industries Gain the knowledge you need to prepare you for a variety of roles across industries including marine environmental management, fisheries, offshore oil and gas, tourism and recreation, marine biotechnology, biodiversity conservation and marine ecology. Also, by including units in biology and environmental science, you will develop an even broader appreciation of our marine environment's interaction and impact on other key ecosystems. Join our strong and experienced team on this highly-practical course Build a solid understanding of the complex physical and biological interactions within the marine environment from a teaching staff rich in research-based knowledge, practical experience and enthusiasm whilst benefiting from their direct links with Australia-wide research institutes and industry experts. You will also have plenty of opportunity to get hands-on experience in our laboratory-based classes, as well learning how to develop field-based research through our 1-week field trip on the Marine and Estuarine biology units. ... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Health Science

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Perth

The Sports and Health Science major focuses on the sub disciplines of Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology. [+]

Sport and in particular Exercise science is a growing discipline within Australia and worldwide. The Sports and Health Science major focuses on the sub disciplines of Exercise Physiology and Sports Psychology. Students will develop knowledge and skills that will enable them to prescribe exercise to healthy populations, including elite athletes, while understanding the psychological background to exercise and sport. Why choose Sport and Health Science? The range of workplace settings include: University sport science labs; academies of sport; institutes of sport; professional and amateur sporting clubs; and fitness clubs. Students who complete both this major and Movement Science will be eligible to apply for membership with Exercise and Sports Science Australia as an Exercise Scientist. As a Murdoch Bachelor of Science undergraduate you will learn a scientific discipline and develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as a science graduate. Murdoch's Bachelor of Science is a flexible degree which gives you the opportunity to build deep understanding and practical experience as well as to supplement your studies by engaging with industry and the community on relevant problems. You can even undertake studies through another Murdoch School to broaden your understanding of the way in which science operates in relation to social, business, health and policy environments. Science graduates demonstrate a broad range of professional, problem solving and personal skills which are widely sought by employers. In combination with a well-rounded scientific knowledge base, graduates have the opportunity to pursue world-wide employment in a specific field, undertake further studies or pursue a research career. ... [-]

Bachelor of Sciences in Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Perth

This major is intended to introduce students to very exciting new developments in neuroscience, cognition, perception, psychophysiology, clinical neuropsychology, and abnormal behaviour. [+]

This major is intended to introduce students to very exciting new developments in neuroscience, cognition, perception, psychophysiology, clinical neuropsychology, and abnormal behaviour. As such, it is ideal for students who wish to take a double major in a complementary field, such as biomedical science, physiology, health, etc. Why choose Cognitive Neuroscience and Health Psychology? Psychology will be of special interest not only to those desiring to enhance their employment prospects with a psychology background but also to students wishing to further pursue graduate studies within a specialised field. Students who wish to proceed to 4th and later years of study and/or be eligible for professional registration must complete three extra core units mandated by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. Details are included in the structure of the major. As a Murdoch Bachelor of Science undergraduate you will learn a scientific discipline and develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as a science graduate. Murdoch's Bachelor of Science is a flexible degree which gives you the opportunity to build deep understanding and practical experience as well as to supplement your studies by engaging with industry and the community on relevant problems. You can even undertake studies through another Murdoch School to broaden your understanding of the way in which science operates in relation to social, business, health and policy environments. Science graduates demonstrate a broad range of professional, problem solving and personal skills which are widely sought by employers. In combination with a well-rounded scientific knowledge base, graduates have the opportunity to pursue world-wide employment in a specific field, undertake further studies or pursue a research career. Qualify and apply The qualifications listed below are Murdoch University's standard undergraduate admission requirements for international students. Any of these will allow you to gain direct entry into most Murdoch undergraduate degree programs. Eligibility to apply In addition to english proficiency, students should achieve at least one the following in order to be eligible to apply: - GCE A-Level/STPM: At least 12 points over the best 2 or 3 subjects at H2 level - WAUPP: CPS of at least 70 - International Baccalaureate (IB): Full IB Diploma awarded, score of at least 33 - Australian ATAR: An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.00 or greater (indicative) - Indonesian SMU3: Case by case assessment - For Diploma and post-secondary graduates: Successful completion of your Diploma or other recognised post-secondary qualification will usually allow you to direct entry to those Murdoch University programs that have standard entry requirements. Requests for advanced standing (credit and exemptions) will be assessed upon request. In addition to at least one of the above, applicants for Chiropractic Science will need to submit a Personal Statement. This is a brief essay (generally no more than 500 words) outlining why you wish to undertake the program you have applied for, how you consider your past study and experiences to be relevant to the program for which you are applying and why you think you will succeed in this course. Recommended subject prerequisites include Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Biology or Human Biology. [-]

BA

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Perth

This course will give you the critical skills required to understand communications in an ever changing digital global industry. [+]

Speak to the world with Communication and Media Studies Whether it's traditional media (TV, newspaper and radio) or new media (social media, digital TV, digital radio or mobile applications), this course will give you the critical skills required to understand communications in an ever changing digital global industry. Understand how communication and media works You'll be learning from our lecturers who are active scholars, research-leaders and industry experts, and gain both theoretical and real-life insights into the power of communication via traditional and newer forms of media. You'll learn how to understand and analyse media messages and their impact on society and culture. You'll discover how the media industry operates in a world characterised by rapid change, digitalisation and technological innovation. Communication and Media: No limits to future opportunities This major provides students with skills and expertise for work in a contemporary communication and media industry characterised by rapid change, digitalisation and technological innovation. Students are equipped with the knowledge base and skills for analysing and producing both traditional and new media texts, as well as understanding communication and cultural processes in emerging creative industries. The units in this major cover a wide range of critical communication issues and media concepts, students completing this program are also well-placed to embark on a research career in the global media industry or enrol for further studies at Honours and/or postgraduate level. Qualify and apply The qualifications listed below are Murdoch University's standard undergraduate admission requirements for international students. Any of these will allow you to gain direct entry into most Murdoch undergraduate degree programs. Eligibility to apply In addition to english proficiency , students should achieve at least one the following in order to be eligible to apply for a course with standard entry requirements: - GCE A-Level/STPM: At least 7 points over the best 2 or 3 subjects at H2 level - WAUPP: CPS of at least 54 - International Baccalaureate (IB): Full IB Diploma awarded, score of at least 25 - Australian ATAR: An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.00 or greater (indicative) - Indonesian SMU3: Score of 8 - For Diploma and post-secondary graduates: Successful completion of your Diploma or other recognised post-secondary qualification will usually allow you to direct entry to those Murdoch University programs that have standard entry requirements. Requests for advanced standing (credit and exemptions) will be assessed upon request. English proficiency In order to gain admission to Murdoch University, students must satisfy Murdoch University English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism

Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 Australia Perth

This course will teach you the practical skills of print and broadcast journalism. [+]

Learn from our award‐winning lecturers what it takes to become a world‐class journalist. Get hands‐on experience in print and broadcast news This major will provide you with practical reporting, writing and producing skills in journalism. You will investigate the ethical, legal and cultural contexts of the media. You will graduate with the skills to excell in the the changing media landscape, from photo and video journalism, to behind‐the‐scenes knowledge of operating an online news website. The major also gives you the opportunity to work in an online newsroom.You will learn about the news media industry and the influence of journalism on society, media audiences and public opinion. Turn your passion for communicating into an exciting and versatile career As a Journalism graduate, you can follow a career in the media industry or as a freelance writer or producer. You will graduate with the skills to research and be an effective communicator, all of which are useful in many corporate and public sector settings. Qualify and apply The qualifications listed below are Murdoch University's standard undergraduate admission requirements for international students. Any of these will allow you to gain direct entry into most Murdoch undergraduate degree programs. Eligibility to apply In addition to english proficiency , students should achieve at least one the following in order to be eligible to apply for a course with standard entry requirements: - GCE A-Level/STPM: At least 7 points over the best 2 or 3 subjects at H2 level - WAUPP: CPS of at least 54 - International Baccalaureate (IB): Full IB Diploma awarded, score of at least 25 - Australian ATAR: An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.00 or greater (indicative) - Indonesian SMU3: Score of 8 - For Diploma and post-secondary graduates: Successful completion of your Diploma or other recognised post-secondary qualification will usually allow you to direct entry to those Murdoch University programs that have standard entry requirements. Requests for advanced standing (credit and exemptions) will be assessed upon request. English proficiency In order to gain admission to Murdoch University, students must satisfy Murdoch University English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language. [-]

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