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Foundation Studies

CRICOS Course Code: 093279K


There are many different pathways to University. Our Foundation Studies course will help you to gain entry into the degree you want, even if you don’t currently meet the course entry requirements. We’re happy to support you in your new direction. 

With a variety of units, you can choose the timing that works best for you. At MIT, you get to experience life on Murdoch University Campus while you transition into study.

This Foundation Studies program meets the requirements for Foundation Programs which have been registered on CRICOS for delivery in Australia to overseas students providing an academic preparation for seeking entry to first year undergraduate study or its equivalent.

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.

Personalised Streams

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.

Dedicated Support

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:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Creative Media
  • Criminology
  • Education*
  • Engineering
  • Laws
  • Nursing*
  • Science
  • Sport and Exercise Science



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.

UnitHours per week
Essential Australian Studies (Core)8
Discipline Unit7
Discipline Unit7
Discipline Unit7
UnitHours per week
Introduction to Academic Communication (Core)8
Discipline Unit7
Discipline Unit7
Discipline Unit7

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 UnitsMathematics DisciplineScience and Technology DisciplineThe Arts DisciplineBusiness and Legal Studies Discipline
Essential Australia StudiesIntroductory MathematicsInformation Technology for Academic StudiesIntroduction to MediaAccounting
Introduction to Academic CommunicationMathematics for ScienceComputer ScienceMedia ProductionManagement
  • Core
  • Elective

International Students

Academic entry

  • 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
View full list of international entry requirements