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Murdoch University

Australia
Overview

Overview

Being part of the Innovative Research Universities group, Murdoch University takes great pride in being a world-renowned research university. It has an impressive reputation for conducting ground-breaking studies, and experienced academics encourage students to be independent thinkers with a focus on the future.

Based in Perth, the biggest city in Western Australia, the University boasts strong connections with overseas partners, domestic government departments and the wider working community, giving students a perfect springboard to take part in work placements and complete real-world projects in their subject area.

International students are welcomed to Murdoch with a weeklong orientation programme that supports their integration into the university. An extensive range of support services are also available throughout the institution. English language workshops, professional development seminars, tutoring, committed support staff and a vast array of health facilities are all offered to Murdoch students, free of charge.

The University also offers a series of dedicated scholarships for international students to help them with the costs of studying in Australia.

Small class sizes give students ample time to discuss their work with tutors, meaning they have plenty of opportunity to learn from the industry experts that teach them throughout their degree.

At Murdoch, students will get the opportunity to use a wide variety of state-of-the-art facilities. The University offers simulated classrooms which help prepare future teachers for a real-life school experience, an engineering pilot plant, and it even offers a fully-fledged, industry-standard animal hospital, that provides 24-hour emergency care!

Through these stimulating learning environments, students are taught under current industry standards, with supervision from world-class university staff.

With all of this, and more, there is no doubt that students will be ready for the working world after completing a degree from Murdoch.

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Overview

Overview

Murdoch University didn't become a free-thinking university overnight. Since being founded in 1973, it has been committed to providing students with an education which enables them to change their worlds, think for themselves, and find new ways to push past the status quo.

Murdoch is a place where students can be appreciated for who they truly are. It is the kind of place where the lecturers know them by name, and other down-to-earth students wave from across the lawns of Bush Court. Murdoch are honoured to welcome staff and students from all walks of life.

Located in Perth, Western Australia, the heartland campus features more than 227 hectares of beautiful native bushland, specialised education and recreational facilities and a range of essential support services.

From its inception, Murdoch has been a research-led university with a world-class reputation. By working with key corporate, academic and government partners, to ensure their work is underpinned by a deep understanding of politics, governance, and international affairs. This helps translate outcomes into impact.

Students gain an education which enables them to change the whole world, some of the world, or just their own world. Murdoch's extensive range of courses and hands-on learning facilities equip each student with the skills needed for success, taking them beyond the classroom and into the field where they learn to think independently and see the world in real time.

A great education is not just about information in textbooks. It's about experiencing the world with immediacy. This is free thinking in action.

Murdoch University doesn't follow the crowd, and neither do their students. Thousands of free-thinking graduates have made their mark on the world. When thinking for oneself, there's no limit to what can be achieved.

Free thinking has always been at Murdoch's core and continues to steer the university towards activities that truly matter. Murdoch is different, and proud to be.

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What's new

What's new

Murdoch Law students have ranked among the best in the world after winning a recent international moot competition.

The student team were recently ranked seventh in the world at the Global Finals of the 2017 Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot held at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, United States.

More than 100 teams from law schools around the world competed in this prestigious international event, which focused on issues of international commercial arbitration and investment law.

Murdoch University’s Director of Mooting and Competitions, Lorraine Finlay said, “The FDI Moot is a prestigious international competition that involves some of the top law schools in the world. For our Murdoch team to do so well in the competition shows just how talented and hard working our students are. It also highlights the quality of our mooting programme at Murdoch, which delivers world-class advocacy training to our students.”

“The moot was one of my best experiences in the law school. The opportunity to display my skills on a global stage was truly inspiring,” said one of the University’s students who ranked among the top ten competitors in the event.

The success at this event rounds off an enormously successful year for the Murdoch moot programme.

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What's New

What's New

Murdoch University is constructing a New Academic Building on its Perth campus which will lead to a primary new address and serve as a highly visible demonstration of its commitment to sustainability, one of the university's core founding principles.

The 6-star green star building will be constructed from about 4,300m2 of timber and will become Western Australia's largest mass engineered timber building.

On delivery, the facility will provide an approximate 70 per cent increase in world-class teaching space across the campus and offer an ultramodern teaching and learning experience. It will include digitally enhanced learning spaces and ‘flexi-labs' allowing students to learn in a modern, flexible environment.

The new building has been designed to provide the flexibility to adapt for future needs, with internal partitions able to be inserted or moved to suit the changing delivery of education.

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Teaching quality

Teaching quality

Studying at Murdoch University isn’t just about learning in a student’s chosen field. It’s about exploring different ways of thinking, developing new skills and discovering different perspectives to help students unlock their true potential. Students are more than just a number at Murdoch they form part of a close-knit community with thought-provoking academics and pioneering Alumni, all working together to lead the way in global advancements and developments.

Murdoch’s academics have won awards, published books and achieved some amazing accomplishments, but most importantly they’re committed to helping students learn. More than 73% of Murdoch staff hold a doctorate degree, so students can rest assured they are being supported by top academics from around the globe.

Murdoch’s teaching staff are passionate, dedicated and devoted to sharing their discoveries and helping students build the skills, knowledge and life experiences they need to achieve their goals. Small class sizes ensure students have greater access to academics for one-on-one help with course material. With a range of supplementary learning tools, such as eLearning platforms and online student portals, students will never miss the essential information that is critical to their studies.

Academics at Murdoch employ innovative teaching initiatives that ensure that students, upon graduation, will be career-ready and equipped to handle a range of different working environments. A large proportion of Murdoch’s schools now offer dedicated simulation areas, allowing students to put their theoretical knowledge to use in a practical setting.

Murdoch University is dedicated to creating the leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow where, through the guidance of their globally recognised teaching staff, Murdoch graduates are industry-ready and capable of tackling the issues of tomorrow.

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Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships & Funding

Murdoch is proud to support its students by providing a selection of financial support awards, which for some, represent a life-changing opportunity. With over AUD 2.5 million in scholarships awarded every year, students from all walks of life are enjoying the benefits a Murdoch scholarship can bring.

Murdoch scholarships

Murdoch offers a range of scholarships to support international students with covering the expenses involved with university study, including living expenses, transport, and stationary.

A range of scholarships are available to:

  • International students
  • Students experiencing financial difficulties
  • Students who excel academically
  • Students who choose specific study options

Government scholarships

The Australia Awards Scholarships, offered by the Australian government, can be availed by international students. These allow completion of study, research and professional development.

Prospective students can explore the scholarships available, and find how to apply for them via the Murdoch University website.

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Schools

Schools

With 9 schools offering a range of extensive academic programs, Murdoch has over 250 undergraduate, postgraduate and research courses available.

Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs

The Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Affairs offers postgraduate qualifications in international affairs, public policy and management, development studies, and health policy and leadership.

The school provides students with a unique opportunity to engage with big policy issues, develop high-level critical-thinking skills and expand career opportunities through professional Master’s degrees and other graduate programs.

School of Engineering and Information Technology

The School of Engineering and Information Technology is an innovative faculty offering courses in engineering, chemistry, mathematics and statistics, information technology, physics and nanotechnology, extractive metallurgy, safety science and energy studies.

The school features a number of world class facilities, such as the Bayer Pilot Plant, and the highly qualified faculty are focussed on preparing students for careers in dynamic and challenging industry sectors.

School of Business and Governance

The School of Business and Governance has a strong research and multi-disciplinary focus in management, banking, human resources, counterterrorism studies, marketing, economics, finance, accounting, sustainability and politics.

The school does more than simply provide students with the foundations for a successful and long lasting career in the global business industry. Through the continued guidance of leading academics and professionals, students gain invaluable industry experience as they learn to apply cutting-edge theory to real-world projects.

School of Arts

The School of Arts offers a broad range of courses in creative arts, media and communication, social sciences and humanities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

World class research and leading academics form an integral part of the school’s discipline areas. The school has an internationally focused curriculum, with a range of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-based experience supporting student’s growth and learning within their chosen major(s).

School of Health Professions

The School of Health Professions offers courses across the nursing, chiropractic, counselling and health care management disciplines. The school is proud to provide students pursuing a career in these areas with some of the best learning and development resources in the state.

School of Psychology and Exercise Science

The School of Psychology and Exercise Science offers a range of accredited courses in psychology, exercise physiology and sports science, preparing students for a career in the mental and physical health sectors.

School of Education

The School of Education provides high quality courses in pre-service teacher education at secondary, primary and early childhood levels, as well as graduate programmes for teachers and educators employed in other sectors.

It is one of the founding schools at Murdoch University and is currently leading the way with a range of pioneering teaching initiatives. Murdoch was the first Australian university to offer SimLab, a mixed-reality classroom program that prepares education students for their practical placements in schools.

School of Law

The School of Law is known for excellence in legal education. The school prepares students for practicing law through course offerings in law, business law and criminology. It is Western Australia’s premier undergraduate law school, providing a world-class learning environment and a commitment to excellence in both legal education and practice.

School of Veterinary and Life Sciences

The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences offers courses that span the study of microorganisms, animals, plants, chemical processes, the environment, and the molecular basis of health and disease in humans, animals and plants.

The school offers an internationally accredited veterinary course and, along with a state-of-the-art operational Animal Hospital, provides some of the world’s current leading research developments in the agricultural industry.

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Facilities

Facilities

Murdoch students benefit from the wide range of facilities at their fingertips, designed to provide exceptional academic and personal support.

Engineering Pilot Plant

Murdoch's nationally-recognised Bayer Pilot Plant is the only one of its kind in Western Australia, and is where their Electrical Engineering students undergo practical skills training, gaining real-world experience.

The Animal Hospital and Working Farms

The Perth campus is home to a working farm, a veterinary clinic, a fully equipped Veterinary Hospital complete with cancer and dermatology clinics, a Pet Emergency Centre and an Equine Centre with equine operating theatres.

IT Innovation Hub

Fitted out with the latest mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high-performance computing capabilities, the IT Innovation Hub is an innovative purpose-designed, learning and research facility.

Law Moot Court

At Herbert Smith Freehills Moot Court, students have opportunities to try hypothetical cases in a courtroom environment, develop advocacy and mooting skills, and compete against other law schools from around the world.

SimLabTM

Murdoch University is the first institution in Australia where SimLabTM technology is available. This is an interactive media platform, providing an immersive learning experience where students can learn in a controlled environment.

Sports Science Facility

This facility houses a dedicated exercise physiology laboratory, complete with a climate and altitude chamber, performance motion capture system and running track. It also includes a rehabilitation, strength and conditioning laboratory, and fully equipped gym with Olympic lifting facilities.

Media Arts Centre

Creative Arts or Communications students will experience Murdoch's cutting-edge sound stage, television and radio studios, digital post-production facilities, sound-mixing studios, digital and creation workplaces, and professional video and editing suites.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To receive an offer letter from Murdoch, students will need to satisfy entry requirements and submit a formal application with specified relevant supporting documents.

Entry requirements vary depending on what course a student wants to study. Students should check the course pages to find out what the unique entry requirements are for their desired course and what qualifications they’d need from their home country to be eligible to apply.

The process students must follow to apply to Murdoch University will vary depending on their current circumstances and what course they want to study:

  • If a student is applying for an undergraduate degree and is from India, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, Turkey, Vietnam or Zimbabwe, they must complete a Genuine Student Evaluation Form and apply via an agent. Alternatively, if they are from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Kenya, Ghana or Sri Lanka, they must also complete a Genuine Student Evaluation Form, however they can apply either through an agent or online.
  • If a student wishes to complete an honours or postgraduate course, they can apply directly to Murdoch through the University’s online application system. All applicants for honours degrees (apart from those studying Engineering or Psychology honours) will also need to complete and attach an Honours Application form to their application.
  • If a student wants to apply for a research course, they must first have chosen their topic, found a supervisor and written their proposal before they can apply, at any time during the year, through Murdoch’s Graduate Research Office.

General English language requirements*

  • IELTS - overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0
  • CAE - 169 overall with no band below 169
  • PTE - 54 with no band below 54
  • TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band less than 18
  • TOEFL - Paper Based- 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5)
  • Occupational English Test (OET)- a minimum of C in the four components

*NB: General English Language Requirements exclude admission into the Bachelor of Law, Bachelor of Nursing, Bachelor of Education and the Veterinary Science programme. Due to the nature of these degrees, the English Language Requirements are set at a higher level. Students should review course entry requirements for up-to-date English requirement standards.

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Student Support

Student Support

The transition to university can be daunting, but Murdoch is there to help. The university runs an excellent programme of support services which encourage the development of versatile skill sets such as time management, research and referencing methods, and stress mitigation strategies.

International student support

Murdoch provides a number of dedicated student services to support its international community, to help with the adjustment to their new higher-education lifestyle. There is a specialised first-year team, offering a range of academic and personal support services, as well as course advisors at the Students Centre.

MyMurdoch Advice

Students who require advice on wellbeing, study or getting the most out of university, can always go to the MyMurdoch Advice team, who are available to provide valuable guidance and tips to ensure a successful start to university life.

Murdoch's Student Success Advisors and Peer Academic Coaches offer personalised support services, providing helpful resources and English language support, advising on course plans, showcasing academic skills and much more.

The Student Centre

The Student Centre team provide lasting support on campus, from day one until graduation and even beyond. They are always available to chat about any matter of concern, no matter how big or small, including enrolment, tuition fees, course information, and on-site enquires such as parking permits and student ID cards.

Careers and Employability

The Careers and Employability team are there to assist in planning and developing career pathways, from simple, self-directed activities through to one-on-one, personalised career advice.

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Facilities

Facilities

The University has 5 campuses located in Perth, Mandurah, Rockingham, Singapore and Dubai, providing students with the opportunity to explore a range of world-class facilities and utilise multiple student support services. Murdoch’s Perth campus is one of the biggest university campuses in Australia. Some of its state-of-the-art facilities include:

Western Australia’s only operational engineering pilot plant

Murdoch’s nationally renowned engineering pilot plant is an engineer’s playground. The plant includes advanced control systems using a modern industrial data acquisition and control platform.

A veterinary hospital

The Animal Hospital is a fully functioning surgery and vet facility. It has a working farm, 24-hour pet emergency centre and an equine centre, complete with Western Australia’s only operating theatre specifically designed for horses.

Media Arts Centre

The Media Arts Centre houses industry-standard facilities such as a digital TV studio, sound stage, control room, audio studio, four radio studios, as well as a number of editing suites.

Chiropractic clinic

This practising clinic includes a rehabilitation centre, 11 consulting rooms, a physiological therapeutics facility and a digital radiographic suite. Murdoch’s Chiropractic students spend a lot of time here, getting to practice their skills on real patients in their final year.

Exercise Science labs

Students can gain valuable hands-on experience in Murdoch’s dedicated exercise physiology laboratory, rehabilitation, strength and conditioning laboratory and performance laboratory, used for biomechanics and motor control research and teaching.

A world-class law moot court

In Murdoch’s electronic Moot Court, students can try cases in a court room environment and compete with other law schools around the world, thanks to the latest video satellite technology.

Renewable energy facilities

Murdoch’s renewable energy facilities include an outdoor test area, photovoltaic research equipment such as a solar simulator and rooftop photovoltaic arrays, and a renewable energy engineering laboratory which houses a comprehensive range of wind energy industry-standard software.

Nursing simulation suites

Both Murdoch’s Mandurah and Perth campuses house state-of-the-art nursing facilities, where students will learn how to provide care in fully-equipped nursing wards, treatment areas and simulation rooms. Students hone their skills on lifelike, high-tech mannequins with heart, lung and digestive sounds, and other realistic capabilities.

Information Technology labs

IT students will develop their skills in Murdoch’s brand new state-of-the-art teaching laboratories. A new games lab equipped with the latest virtual reality equipment encourages students to get creative and collaborate. Students on networking or security related courses will have access to a data centre to prototype, experiment and get hands-on with the latest industrial technologies.

Student village

For students who’d like to live on Murdoch’s main campus and be close to public transport networks, they can apply for accommodation at Murdoch University Village. They will find a range of affordable and secure apartments with a selection of sporting and recreational facilities.

Fitness centre

Murdoch Sports has a range of sporting and fitness facilities and activities available for students, that include a social team sports program, state competitions, a fully operational gym and various other sporting facilities. Murdoch’s Perth campus is also currently in the process of undergoing a AUD5.2 million sporting upgrade, that will be ready for students to utilise in 2018.

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Meet a Free Thinker

Meet a Free Thinker

Emmanuel Nene Dei, Master of Health Administration, Policy and Leadership

''I came to Murdoch University in January 2019 as a recipient of the Australia Award Africa Scholarship. Prior to coming to Australia, I was working in research, planning and data management for the National Blood Service of Ghana.

Murdoch was the only university in Australia that had all my aspirations and interests rolled up in one course. I found the health leadership aspect in particular very attractive and inspiring because I want to be a global citizen leading change in any field I work in, but especially the health sector.

My experience at Murdoch University made me realise my strengths and passion in life. My time at Murdoch has changed me. My critical and analytical thinking skills have been sharpened, and I have learned to approach problems and challenges with a scientific and evidence-based mindset.

Something I've learned at Murdoch, is that every single person has the potential to excel beyond their current abilities if they are willing to learn and they receive the right support. We need to encourage people and give them the opportunity to prove themselves.

Also remember that every individual's viewpoint is important, and no one should be side-lined. We might be diverse in our thoughts, but it is in this diversity that we will find our strength.

Students won't regret coming to Murdoch. It's the right environment to propel them into the future they deserve.''

Prospective students can visit the Murdoch University website to view more student stories.

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Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

As an International student, moving abroad to study can be a daunting task.

That’s why Murdoch provide a range of scholarships on offer for commencing and existing International students. Eligible students could receive a scholarship up to the value of AUD11,000.

Fees & scholarships

The cost of studying at Murdoch will depend on the course structure students adopt, the accommodation type they choose and various other study and living expenses. Murdoch’s international student fees are competitive and the University helps to make study more affordable through offering a range of scholarships:

International Welcome Scholarship

An International Welcome Scholarship can provide between AUD8,000 and AUD11,000 towards a student’s tuition fees, if the student is eligible.

Murdoch offers AUD11,000 scholarships for the following courses:

  • Business & Governance
  • Bachelor of Nursing

The University offers AUD8,000 scholarships for all other eligible courses.

Recipients of these scholarships will have the award amount paid into their student tuition account in four instalments over 2 years.

These scholarships are available for the 2018 and 2019 intake period, for students starting their studies at one of Murdoch’s Western Australian campuses. These options are open to students who are citizens of Africa, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China (inclusive of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Middle East, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Murdoch University Academic Excellence awards

Murdoch University Academic Excellence Awards (MUAEAs) offer students AUD5,000 towards their degree if they have a record of high academic achievement in their previous studies.

Murdoch also provides course specific and research scholarships, with a range of other scholarships and financial aid available in conjunction with the Australian government.

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Graduate Outcomes

Graduate Outcomes

The university's curriculum is highly innovative and equips students with desirable career skills to gain employment successfully on graduation.

Study options at Murdoch (covering both undergraduate and postgraduate levels) are developed in partnership with professional bodies and industry - helping them enter the job market with a competitive advantage.

Murdoch's Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program is a pioneering scheme which connects the university's innovative and energetic minds with leading professional organisations in progressive employment markets such as commerce, government, industry, and community building. This symbiotic model gives graduates fantastic career opportunities, while helping organisations grow and flourish.

For some study options, students are required to take up work placements. Murdoch partners with employers and supports students with finding placements. For other study options, students will benefit from work placement units that can be taken up as electives.

Murdoch University's Careers and Employment Service also offers workshops that help students with their resumes, one-on-one career counselling sessions, information on career fairs, and much more.

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