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Diploma Features & Structure

Diploma features

Teaching and Learning Methods


Provide the core content matter of a unit. Supported by workshops, tutorials and seminars that involve group discussions in which student participation is actively and strongly encouraged.

Laboratory work

Presents opportunities to apply knowledge and develop technical skills in a practical sense.

Personal study

Undertaken individually or in small groups on a regular basis. Develops students’ autonomous learning and teamwork, further enhancing their academic success.


Units are assessed through a combination of coursework, written tests and examinations. Coursework may include assignments, presentations, group-based projects, laboratory and practical work.

* Students wishing to take a lighter workload can take 8 units over three trimesters.

Advantages of MIT Diplomas

  • Students gain a recognised AQF qualification after only one year of study
  • Entry into Year 2 of a range of Murdoch University undergraduate degrees
  • Trimester system enables students to complete their degree six months earlier
  • Students may take a lighter course load without extending normal course duration
  • Three intakes each year: February, June and October
  • Small lecture and tutorial groups, hosted by the same mentor, increasing individual attention
  • One hour per week of free additional academic support in all Diploma units