After successfully completing Foundation Studies, you will gain direct entry into the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree at Murdoch University.
Foundation Studies is suited to you if:
- 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
Pathways to any Degree
On successful completion of Foundation Studies, you’ll gain entry to first year of any undergraduate degree at Murdoch University, with the exception of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science. This course can be accessed through a Bachelor of Animal Science.
You are encouraged to select units according to your interests and preferred Murdoch University bachelor degree destination. Academic staff at MIT will assist in the selection of units and provide you with a personalised study plan at the time of enrolment.
University Campus Life
Studying on Murdoch University campus means you get to enjoy university life and ease your transition into the University learning environment.
With a range of units on offer, you have the control of tailoring your study the way you want.
We focus on individual student welfare and guidance and we keep our class sizes small. At MIT you’ll receive the care and individual attention you need to thrive.
Students can progress from Foundation Studies to any stream at Murdoch University.
There over 100 Degree options in the following fields:
The most popular degrees and majors include: Animal Science, Biomedical Science, Business, Chiropractic Science, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Law, Nursing and Psychology.
* Please note Education and Nursing will require official English Proficiency Tests. Please ask us for more details
For Foundation Studies, you will complete 8 units over two study periods, studying a combination of core and elective units. The units you will undertake will be determined by your chosen degree. Each unit of study builds concepts from an introductory level through to University entrance level. The units are designed to develop your learning techniques as well as bridging gaps in your unit knowledge.
|Unit||Hours per week|
|Essential Australian Studies (Core)||8|
|Unit||Hours per week|
|Introduction to Academic Communication (Core)||8|
Students should review individual unit information for specific assessment details as assessment methods may vary.
The units you will undertake will be determined by your chosen degree, including 1 unit from each discipline group.
|English Core Units||Mathematics Discipline||Science and Technology Discipline||The Arts Discipline||Business and Legal Studies Discipline|
|Essential Australia Studies||Introductory Mathematics||Information Technology for Academic Studies||Introduction to Media||Accounting|
|Introduction to Academic Communication||Mathematics for Science||Computer Science||Media Production||Management|
- International equivalent to completion of Year 11 requirements
English language requirements
Students may apply for Foundation Studies if they meet the appropriate scores in one of the following assessments.
- 60% pass in English for Academic Purposes
- IELTS: 5.5 average (no band less than 5.0)
- General Certificate of Education (GCE) 0 Level: D minimum
- Paper-based – 527, or
- IBT – 46
- Pearson Test of English: 42
- Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 162