Your Pathway to Murdoch University

Your Pathway to Murdoch University

At MIT, our focus is on getting you into the university course you want. If you don’t meet University entry requirements, don’t worry. Maybe you’re only just finishing year 11, or you’ve graduated year 12 with an ATAR lower than expected. Or, maybe you have a post high school qualification, but you’re still not eligible for direct entry. Whatever your situation, we can help.

Murdoch Institute of Technology bridges the gap from school to university. We’ve got a variety of different courses on offer, so you can tailor your study to your needs. Our complete approach to university preparation is suited to Australian and International students, regardless of your English level. Whatever your career goals, we want to get you there.


Accelerated University Entrance

Get a head start and graduate straight into the second year of a Murdoch University bachelor’s degree with an MIT diploma. Or, if you successfully complete our Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) or our Foundation Studies then you gain entry straight into the first year of most degrees. You could be studying the degree of your choice in just six months time.

At MIT, you’ve also got the option of combining a MUPC/Foundation Studies with a Diploma course. By doing so, you’ll be on a rapid-progress route to a degree without the burden of an excessive study load.

By beginning your study with us, you can reduce the overall time it takes to complete your degree. If you completed Year 12 at school, you can potentially complete a Bachelor degree more than six months sooner than regular students. Year 11 students can save themselves up to a year of study time.

Where to Start?

You can apply for an MIT Diploma, Foundation Studies or MUPC during one of our three intakes per year, in February, June or October. You can apply if you’re leaving year 11 or 12, or if you’ve got a post-high school qualification. Figure out what you want to study before you apply so that we can help you create a personal study plan. We’re here to offer advice on unit selection and support you as you begin your journey to university. Talk to one of our staff today to get started. 

Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) 

The MIT Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) is your pathway into university even if you don’t currently meet entry requirements. This course prepares you for your chosen Murdoch University course.

If you successfully complete the MUPC you are guaranteed a place into the first-year of your chosen Murdoch University degree.

Who should study the MUPC? The MUPC is typically suited to you if:

  • Australian students who have completed year 12 with a low ATAR. Students with an ATAR over 50 should consider undertaking a Diploma course.

  • Australian students with no ATAR.

  • Mature age students who do not meet standard university entry requirements.

  • International students with sufficient English ability. If you do not meet English requirements we do offer English courses to get you there.

Foundation Studies

Our Foundation Studies program prepares you for a successful transition to degree-level study, providing a pathway to the first year of study of a Bachelor degree at Murdoch University. You can choose a program according to your individual needs, academic advancement and unique career aspirations.

The Foundation Studies program is typically suited to:

  • You need an entrance qualification for Murdoch University
  • You want to accelerate your university preparation from either Year 11, Year 12 or equivalent
  • You want to change your degree stream without having to repeat Year 11 or Year 12

Our Diploma Courses

With an MIT Diploma you can launch straight into the second year of your chosen Murdoch University degree. You’ll graduate with two qualifications instead of just one, giving you the competitive edge you need in a global market.

What you choose as your diploma will depend on what degree you’d like to study. We know it can be hard to decide sometimes, so we offer guidance in choosing a pathway to university that’s right for you. If you need advice on where to start, talk to one of our staff today.

At MIT, we offer a choice of three diplomas:

Who should study a Diploma?

  • Australian students who have completed year 12 with an ATAR above 50, and are looking to get a qualification
  • International students who meet the academic and English entry requirement
  • Mature age students with adequate experience

Our diploma courses combine industry experience, individualised attention and university-level theory to give you the best possible head start. The 8-unit course structure is based off the Murdoch University syllabus, so you can get accustomed to an academic learning environment early on. Best of all, you get to study on campus while completing your diploma so you get to be a part of the Murdoch University community from the very beginning. For more information on your pathway options, go to our Diploma pages.