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Murdoch University

Introduction to Murdoch University

Your future in safe hands Education at Murdoch University is about creating opportunities for your future. We have an adaptable undergraduate degree structure, so you can broaden your qualifications and your choice of careers by taking a double or even triple major. At postgraduate level, our research work has national and international relevance, which, in turn, informs and strengthens our teaching programs, keeping our students at the leading edge of their discipline and aligned to current and future industry needs. This is perhaps no surprise considering Murdoch University is ranked 1st in Western Australia and in the top eight nationally on the basis of
research funding per student.

Nationally recognised for excellence

Murdoch University is currently ranked as one of Australia’s top learning and teaching universities. In 2008, we received funding based on our performance in measures of student satisfaction, student progress and graduate outcomes.

The Learning and Teaching Performance Fund (LTPF) is an Australian Government initiative to recognise and support excellence in universities. Murdoch University is one of only 12 universities to have received funding through the LTPF in each of the three years since its commencement.

Succeed with Murdoch University

At Murdoch University we are proud to have staff and students who have a desire to discover, use their imaginations, think independently and ultimately make a difference. Our staff have been the recipients of prestigious awards including the Australian Prime Minister’s Award for University Teaching.

We have received a five-star rating for graduate satisfaction for 13 of the past 14 years (Good Universities Guide 2009 Edition), and more industries are investing in our thinking to provide our researchers with the support and resources they need to make amazing discoveries. Murdoch University truly is the place where free-thinkers come to succeed!

Why Murdoch University?

  • Over 200 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by enthusiastic and well-qualified staff
  • State-of-the-art facilities and outstanding student support services on a beautiful leafy-green campus
  • Member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) Australia; Ranked in the top eight nationally for research intensity
  • The Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation chose Murdoch University to help in finding a cure for HIV by investing in a large research unit
  • Veterinary Science course is the first in Australia to achieve American Veterinary Medical Association accreditation

Fantastic Campus Environment and Facilities

Most students are based on the University’s South Street Campus. This is our main campus, located 15km south of Perth’s Central Business District and 8km east of Fremantle.

The campus is set in a beautiful bush environment and covers over 227 hectares, making it the largest education campus in the whole of Australia! The campus is home to a fully operational engineering pilot plant, a multi-million dollar media arts centre, drama theatre, chiropractic and psychology clinics, a comprehensive veterinary hospital with Western Australia’s only equine operating theatres, a farm and a practice law court. Students have access to the extensive library and computer facilities on campus, with on-campus security guards available 24 hours a day, every day.

Some Murdoch University Degree Options

On successful completion of one of the MIT pathway programs to the required standard, students are guaranteed entry* to either Year 1 or Year 2 of an undergraduate degree at Murdoch University. The University has a strong reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction. This commitment to excellence is reflected in all our course offerings in a wide range of fields.

Small selection of MU Degree Options
Arts Asian Studies Asian Studies
Biological Sciences Biomedical Science Biotechnology
Business Chiropractic Communications
Education Engineering Environmental Science
Forensic Biology & Toxicology Information Technology Law
Marine Science Mathematics & Physical Sciences Media
Molecular Biology Mulimedia Nursing
Pharmacy Psychology Veterinary Science

*Pathways available are subject to MIT program choice and meeting entry requirements as defined by the University. A direct pathway from MIT to Chiropractic Science and Veterinary Science is not available.

Murdoch University course fees will depend on your choice of undergraduate degree course and point of entry.

Partnerships for success

The partnership between MIT and Murdoch University offers students exciting interaction with university teaching staff, courses and facilities. It also provides students with a more flexible entry into the university course of their choice. We aim to present an easy transition into university studies at Murdoch University through our many pathway options, and to help students enjoy their learning experience.


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