MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - YOUR ON-CAMPUS PATHWAY TO MURDOCH UNIVERSITY
MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - YOUR ON-CAMPUS PATHWAY TO MURDOCH UNIVERSITY
MURDOCHINSTITUTE.WA.EDU.AU MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY YOUR ON-CAMPUS PATHWAY TO MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PROSPECTUS 2018
Learning is a wonderful privilege and a highly rewarding endeavour that will open new opportunities and change your life for the better. At Murdoch University you are supported as you choose the best way for you to make your mark – to discover, challenge and solve. You will leave your studies with job-ready skills and benefit from a strategic, well-rounded and relevant education – the result of high quality teaching, leading edge research and strong industry links.
Murdoch University is a place where people from all over the world come together to make their mark and to make a difference. We look forward to welcoming you to Murdoch University. Murdoch Institute of Technology will provide you with the academic foundations required for undergraduate studies at Murdoch University and alternative entry to a range of Murdoch University bachelor degrees. Located on the Murdoch University campus, the highly supportive and structured yet academically challenging environment at Murdoch Institute of Technology will give you every opportunity to thrive in your chosen course.
With our support and your dedication, you will be well on your way to realising your study and career goals.
At Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) we take pride in offering our students the very best guidance and support. Our dedicated team is here to help you throughout your studies, to ensure peace of mind and a learning experience that is both successful and enjoyable. CONTENTS 4 Murdoch Institute of Technology 6 Murdoch University 8 Our Campus 10 Living in Perth 12 Your Pathway to Success PROGRAMS 14 Murdoch University Preparation Course 16 Murdoch University Preparation Course Curriculum 18 Murdoch University Preparation Course Unit Descriptions 20 Diploma of Business 22 Diploma of Communication & Media Studies 23 Diploma of Information & Communication Technology 25 Diploma Curriculum 26 Diploma Unit Descriptions 28 General English 29 English for Academic Purposes LIFE AT MIT 30 Student Life 31 Our Location 32 Accommodation IMPORTANT INFORMATION 35 Academic Calendar 36 International Fees & Entry Requirements 38 Domestic Fees & Entry Requirements 39 Application Form 41 Terms & Conditions Murdoch Institute of Technology reserves the right to alter, amend or delete information relating to programs and student services without prior notice.
Murdoch Institute of Technology assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information provided by third parties. Dates listed for 2018 are indicative and may be subject to change in line with the University calendar. Information was correct at time of printing (November 2017). V1.0. WELCOME Professor Eeva Leinonen Vice Chancellor Murdoch University Kelly Pattison College Director Murdoch Institute of Technology
STUDY ON CAMPUS MAINTAINED UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS GUARANTEED PATHWAY (based on successful completion) PREPARATION FORUNIVERSITY 5 4 STUDY ON CAMPUS Experience university life right from the start, with all lessons held at Murdoch University’s Perth campus. As the only college on campus, you will have access to a range of the University’s academic and recreational facilities at one of Australia’s largest campuses. DIRECT ENTRY PATHWAYS Murdoch Institute of Technology offers a variety of programs and pathways from Year 11 or 12 (or the international equivalent) to suit your individual academic needs and career goals.
Pathways to further study exist from the Murdoch University Preparation Course into the first year and from Diploma Courses into the second year of your related undergraduate degree at Murdoch University. UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS MIT courses have been designed in collaboration with Murdoch University academic staff and taken from the current University syllabus to ensure the best possible preparation for an easy transition into either first or second year of undergraduate study at Murdoch University. FLEXIBILITY AND CHOICE Enjoy flexibility while you study. MIT offers multiple start dates and course lengths depending on your academic level, availability and your selected degree you wish to study at Murdoch University.
With three intake dates per year (February, June and October) and multi-track (fast track / slow track options available in the MUPC program) you can complete relevant courses in different time frames to suit your needs, with the option to choose from a wide variety of Bachelor degrees at Murdoch University. PREPARATION ORIENTED LEARNING Lectures are supported by workshops, tutorials and seminars which involve group discussions. You will be assessed through course work, group projects and individual examinations, which will help you to adapt to the delivery and assessment methods you can expect to experience at university.
Importance is also placed on your personal study techniques to encourage development of effective time management, research and note-taking skills. CULTURALLY DIVERSE Our MIT students come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, with students enrolled from over 40 different countries, meaning you will have the opportunity to study with students from around the globe. ACADEMIC SUPPORT Study in a highly supportive, structured and academically challenging environment. As a student you will have access to a range of support services designed to help you to achieve your goals. Additional learning opportunities, direction and assistance is provided through: § § free Academic Skills workshops and free English Language workshops § § one to one academic support from MIT’s dedicated Student Support Officer § § guidance on program and unit selection § § one to one consultation time with teachers when needed § § advice on locating subject-specific tutors for private subject tutoring § § access to MIT’s Student Learning Centre.
PERSONAL SUPPORT Caring and confidential advice is available to you on matters such as coping with study pressures, sudden illness or personal concerns. Students may be referred to qualified practitioners where appropriate.
We can also help you to understand what is required from you as a student and provide you with guidance to ensure your MIT experience is a successful one. INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION We’re proud of our experienced and qualified academics. You will benefit immensely from the smaller class sizes at MIT; an average class of 15 (maximum of 25) students compared to a lecture hall of hundreds means you will receive the individual attention and focused support needed as you prepare to integrate into your mainstream tertiary studies. PACKAGED ENROLMENTS MIT together with Murdoch University offers packaged enrolments for international students to assist in meeting the University’s academic and English entry requirements.
Successful international students are guaranteed direct entry into Murdoch University without having to reapply. Domestic students receive assistance from MIT staff with their enrolment to Murdoch University. NATIONAL ACCREDITATION Our Diploma programs are nationally accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and are Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) recognised. Our English language programs are endorsed by the National ELT Accreditation Scheme (NEAS). Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) provides domestic and international students with direct pathways to undergraduate study at Murdoch University.
You will experience university life within a highly supportive yet academically challenging learning environment. MURDOCH TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTEOF
7 WHY MURDOCH UNIVERSITY? Studying at Murdoch University isn’t just about learning in your chosen field. You’ll explore new ways of thinking, discover different perspectives and make a difference by applying cutting-edge theory with real-world experiences to ensure you’re ready for a successful career. We’re passionate about what we do and we’re here to help you gain the skills, knowledge and life experience you need to achieve your goals. There are many reasons why Murdoch University is the perfect place for you. WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES A Murdoch education means access to a range of unique courses and real-world facilities.
Our state-of-the-art facilities include an operating veterinary clinic, nationally renowned engineering pilot plant, fully-equipped TV and radio studios, practising chiropractic clinic, sports science performance labs and our world- class law moot court. You’ll also have 24 hour access to computer labs and our Library Learning Common.
INDUSTRY RELEVANT We work closely with industry, businesses, the community and the government across a range of exciting projects and initiatives, providing you with opportunities to apply your theory in a practical environment. Through work-integrated learning, practicum placements, hands-on projects and internship experiences, you will learn exactly how to meet industry demands. GLOBALLY CONNECTED Murdoch University's score for International outlook in the Times Higher Education's world University ranking for 2017 is within the top 60 in the world, illustrating our culturally diverse staff and student community.
With campuses in Perth, Singapore and Dubai, we proudly support more than 23,000 students from 120 different countries.
HELP WITH YOUR CAREER Our Careers and Employment Centre can help with your CV, work experience placements and interview coaching by providing mentoring programs, an extensive resource library and an online job register. OUR MURDOCH COMMUNITY Making friends, exploring new interests and having fun are all a huge part of your uni experience. At Murdoch you’ll have the chance to join our student clubs and Guild, be part of a range of uni events, become a volunteer or spend your free time at our Sports and Recreation Centre. LEADING ACADEMICS Our teaching staff have won awards, published books and achieved some amazing accomplishments – but most importantly they’re committed to helping you learn.
More than 73 per cent of Murdoch staff hold a doctorate degree, so you can be supported by top academics from around the globe, benefiting from their experience, knowledge and networks of contacts to help you launch your career. WIDE RANGE OF COURSES We have a variety of courses offering undergraduate majors in Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Nursing and Science. Our flexible course structure gives you the opportunity to combine different majors to maximise your qualifications, allowing you to create a unique degree for broader career opportunities.
WORLD-CLASS RESEARCH We are one of the leading research universities in Australia, with 87% of our research being assessed as world standard and higher. As a member of the Innovative Research Universities group we collaborate with a number of distinguished Australian universities to conduct research of national and international standing (ERA, 2016). Murdoch University is home to a community of over 23,000 students including 2,000 international students from over 120 countries studying together in Perth. The University brings together cutting edge scholarship and real-world practice to provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for successful professional careers.
1 Agriculture, Environmental Studies, Engineering and Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Languages, Nursing, Psychology, Veterinary Science. Good Universities Guide 2018..
2 Good Universities Guide 2018. 3 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. MURDOCH UNIVERSITY TOP 60 IN INTERNATIONAL OUTLOOK3 STUDENT-STAFF RATIOS2 BY THE GOOD UNIS GUIDE FOR ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S LARGEST CAMPUSES (227 HECTARES) NUMBER OF COURSES1 EMPLOYMENT IN WA IN A SALARY #1MEDIAN QUALITY RATING HIGHEST OVERALL ENGINEERING2 OF ANY UNIVERSITY IN WA FOR $2.5 MILLION WORTH OF AWARDED EACH YEAR
PARKING MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SPORTS CENTRE LIBRARY COMPUTER ACCESS BUSH COURT BANKSIA COURT CHELODINA RESERVE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 SOCCER PITCH SPORTS COURTS 18 5 M 1 M 2 M 3 M 4 M 6 CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 16 ANIMAL CLINIC 8 LIBRARY 4 SPORTS CENTRE 8 9 CAMPUS FACILITIES 1 MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 2 EDUCATION AND HUMANITIES 3 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY VILLAGE Living on campus offers you the opportunity to make the most of the MIT study experience with easy access to classes and the University facilities available.
4 SPORTS CENTRE The Sports and Recreation Centre provides facilities for basketball, volleyball, netball, badminton, soccer and squash. A fully equipped gymnasium is also available. 5 SOCIALSCIENCES 6 AMENITIES BUILDING The Amenities Building is home to the Student Guild, Kulbardi, the Chiropractic Clinic and tutorial rooms.
7 HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE 8 LIBRARY The Murdoch University library has a huge range of books and journals (print and electronic), catalogues, articles, DVDs and more, with qualified library staff on duty providing help whenever needed. 9 ECONOMICS, COMMERCE AND LAW 10 ENVIRONMENTALSCIENCE 11 PHYSICALSCIENCES 12 ENGINEERING 13 SCIENCE AND COMPUTING 14 BIOLOGICALSCIENCES 15 VETERINARY BIOLOGICALSCIENCES 16 VETERINARY CLINICALSCIENCES 17 NURSING SIMULATION SUITES 18 CLINIC PADDOCKS 19 ANIMAL HOUSE PADDOCKS COMPUTER ACCESS Computers in the Learning Common are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are also a number of other computer laboratories located on campus for student use. SECURITY ON CAMPUS The Murdoch University Security Services team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Services include patrols of the campus and escort services. Emergency telephone call points are situated across campus. AMENITIES STUDENT GUILD SHOP AND CAMPUS BOOKSHOP A WIDE RANGE OF FOOD AND DRINK RETAILERS MULTI-FAITH WORSHIP CENTRE BANKING FACILITIES FOR BANKWEST, UNICREDIT AND ANZ MURDOCH GUILD TAVERN HEALTH CENTRE Find out more about Murdoch University’s South Street campus by attending an open day or take an online tour at www.murdoch.edu.au OUR Murdoch University’s Perth campus lies just 15km south of Perth’s CBD.
It covers 227 hectares, making it one of Australia’s largest campuses.
Students also receive 40% discount for other transport FREE BUSES IN CBD Population 2.04 MILLION3 Perth students are 1/3 INTERNATIONAL4 Direct flights to Perth from these major cities: Sydney (4.5 hours) Melbourne (4 hours) Bali (3.5 hours) Bangkok (7 hours) Singapore (5.5 hours) Jakarta (4 hours) Kuala Lumpur (5.5 hours) Hong Kong (8 hours) Guangzhou (8 hours) Dubai (13.75 hours) Perth Melbourne Sydney 7 TH MOST LIVABLE CITY IN THEWORLD2 1 Reference www.bom.gov.au 2 Economist Intelligence Unit - Global Liveability Ranking 2016. 3 Australian Bureau of Statistics 2016. 4 studentcities.com.au MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE WARM SUMMERS MILD WINTERS 24.7 ○ C AVERAGE SUMMER TEMPERATURES 1 12 AVERAGE WINTER TEMPERATURES 1 ○ C 10 LIVING IN PERTH A cosmopolitan city with a population of approximately 2 million people, Perth is located on the bank of the Swan River in Western Australia.
Consistently ranked as one of the top ten most livable cities in the world, Perth is a youthful and diverse city with one third of its students from overseas. With 3000 hours of sunshine a year, more than any other Australian capital city, you’ll enjoy warm summers and short, mild winters. Perth combines its lively urban charm of bustling shops, restaurants and bars with spectacular outdoor spaces including King’s Park and the Botanic Gardens, one of the worlds largest inner city parks and endless coastline of white sand beaches, meaning there is plenty to do when its time for a break from study.
Find out more about studying in Perth at www.studyperth.com.au FEATURES PERTH OF SUNNY WHITESAND BEACHES CONVENIENT BEAUTIFUL NATURE CULTURE DIVERSE FOOD SHOPPING DIVING NIGHTLIFE COST OF LIVING Typical budget for an Australian student living out of home in Perth: COST PER WEEK EXPENSE From $165 Rent* based on single room From $80 Food From $15 Public transport From $10 Phone From $5 Internet From $80 Entertainment TOTAL From $355 ($18,460 annually) * www.studyperth.com.au/live-perth/living-expenses
13 DIPLOMA Diploma of Business Diploma of Information and Communication Technology Diploma of Communication and Media Studies Upon graduation you may choose to follow one of the many career paths available to you. The list below provides an example of the employment industries and graduate career sectors in which you will be able to apply your new skills, confidence and knowledge. § § Accounting § § Information Technology § § Business § § Chiropractic Science § § Law § § Marketing § § Communications § § Media § § Conservation § § Production § § Digital Security § § Public Relations § § Government § § Retail § § Hospitality § § Tourism § § Information Security UNDERGRADUATE Bachelor of Business § § Accounting § § Human Resources Management § § Banking § § Business Law § § International Business § § Economics* § § Management § § Finance § § Marketing § § Hospitality and Tourism Management Bachelor of Science § § Business Information Systems § § Games Technology § § Internetworking and Network Security* § § Computer Science § § Cyber Forensics and Information Security* § § Mobile and Web Application Development § § Games Software Design and Production Bachelor of Arts § § Tourism and Events* § § International Aid and Development Bachelor of Communication § § Global Media and Communication § § Journalism § § Strategic Communication PATHWAY Our academically challenging yet supportive environment inspires and empowers you to do your best.
With entry options to suit every student entering from Australian Year 11 or 12 or the international equivalent, Murdoch Institute of Technology acts as the bridge to further tertiary study at Murdoch University. YOUR EAP 2 EAP 1 EAP 1 GENERAL ENGLISH Elementary Pre-intermediate Intermediate ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES Year 11/12 or international equivalent ▸ Mature age ▸ Year 11/12 or international equivalent ▸ Mature age ▸ MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE IELTS 5.5 ▸ Year 12 or international equivalent ▸ ATAR 50+ ▸ Mature age ▸ * Major requiring addtional units to be taken at Murdoch University.
** Majors such as Law (78%) and Chiropractic Science (65%) require an increased average for progression. 50%+ pass in all units** 50%+ pass in all units 50%+ pass in all units 50%+ pass in all units IELTS 5.5 ▸ Year 11/12 or international equivalent ▸ IELTS 6.0-7.0 ▸ EAP 2 UNDERGRADUATE Most popular degrees and majors include: Animal Science, Biomedical Science, Business, Chiropractic Science, Computer Science, Education, Engineering, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Law, Nursing, Strategic Communication and Psychology YEAR 1 POSTGRADUATE Students also need to satisfy academic entry requirements YEAR 3+ SUCCESS TO YEAR 2 CAREER
14 15 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE The Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) prepares you for 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 and intake according to your individual needs, academic advancement and unique career aspirations. WHY STUDY A MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE? § § Successful completion of the Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) will provide you with direct entry into first year of your chosen Bachelor degree at Murdoch University.
§ § You will receive individual guidance and support to achieve your personal and academic goals.
§ § There are three MUPC programs to suit your individual requirements and abilities. § § Experience life on campus while studying at Murdoch University’s South Street campus. § § Articulation available to all undergraduate degrees at Murdoch University, with the exception of a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, which can be accessed through a Bachelor of Animal Science. § § Options are available to fast track the MUPC and complete it in one trimester or take more time and complete over two or three trimesters.
§ § Flexibility to begin your studies at any one of the three different intake dates every year (February, June and October).
PROGRAM OPTIONS Murdoch Institute of Technology offers three Murdoch University Preparation Course options. The appropriate program for you will depend on your academic qualifications, English proficiency and preferred Bachelor’s degree at Murdoch University. MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE 6 (MUPC 6) The MUPC 6 program includes six units, which may be completed over two or three trimesters. This course is for students who have successfully completed Year 11 or the international equivalent and meet the necessary English entry requirements. MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE 4 (MUPC 4) The MUPC 4 program is comprised of four units, which may be completed over two trimesters.
It is for students who have finished Year 12, with no ATAR subjects.
MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE 3 (MUPC 3) The MUPC 3 program is an accelerated course made up of three units, which may be completed over one trimester. It is for students who have successfully completed Year 12 or the international equivalent and meet the necessary English entry requirements. PROGRAM OVERVIEW You will study up to six units, depending on the necessary MUPC and their chosen bachelor degree at Murdoch University. Please refer to page 16 for further information and unit recommendations.
MUPC 6 MUPC 4 MUPC 3 Program length 2-3 trimesters (15 weeks per trimester) 2 trimesters (15 weeks per trimester) 1 trimester (15 weeks per trimester) Intake dates 2018 Feb 19, Jun 18, Oct 15 2019 Feb 18, Jun 17, Oct 14 English entry requirements IELTS 5.5 overall (no band less than 5.0), or equivalent.
Academic entry requirements Australian Year 11 or equivalent (See academic entry requirements on page 36-38) Tutorial size Average 15, maximum 25 Study load 9 hours per unit per week plus workshops Minimum age 16 years STUDY PLANNER MIT offers flexible study paths, with a number of multiple start dates and course lengths to choose from, depending on your academic level, availability and degree destination at Murdoch University. MUPC INTO MURDOCH UNIVERSITY SEMESTER 1 TRIMESTER 1 February TRIMESTER 2 June TRIMESTER 3 October SEMESTER 1 February SEMESTER 2 July MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MURDOCH UNIVERSITY MUPC 6 Option 1 2 UNITS 2 UNITS 2 UNITS YEAR 1 YEAR 1 Option 2 3 UNITS 3 UNITS MUPC 4 2 UNITS 2 UNITS YEAR 1 YEAR 1 MUPC 3 3 UNITS YEAR 1 YEAR 1 MUPC INTO MURDOCH UNIVERSITY SEMESTER 2 TRIMESTER 2 June TRIMESTER 3 October TRIMESTER 1 February SEMESTER 2 July MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MURDOCH UNIVERSITY MUPC 6 Option 1 2 UNITS 2 UNITS 2 UNITS YEAR 1 Option 2 3 UNITS 3 UNITS MUPC 4 2 UNITS 2 UNITS YEAR 1 MUPC 3 3 UNITS YEAR 1 STRUCTURE You will study a number of core and elective units, aligned with your selected MUPC, to the required standard in order to progress to your chosen degree at Murdoch University (as illustrated below).
MUPC 6 6 Units 2 core units +4 elective units MUPC 4 4 Units 2 core units +2 elective units MUPC 3 3 Units 1 core unit +2 elective units PATHWAY Successful completion of the Murdoch University Preparation Course allows you to progress into the first year of your selected undergraduate degree at Murdoch University. MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE DIPLOMA POSTGRADUATE CAREER MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY YEAR 3+ YEAR 2 YEAR 1 UNDERGRADUATE MURDOCH UNIVERSITY
16 17 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Bachelors Degree (First year entry) Years Intakes Required progression Score from MUPC Intakes Recommended Units (core and electives) Core Units Elective Units ARTS History 3 Feb 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I Language for Study, Marketing, Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Philosophy 3 Indonesian 3 Feb 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Language for Study, Communications II Japanese 3 Theatre and Drama 3 English and Creative Writing 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Language for Study, Marketing, Management, Introductory Law, Communications II Global Politics and Policy 3 Language for Study, Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Psychology 3 Language for Study, Human Biology, Communications II Sociology 3 Language for Study, Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Tourism and Events 3 Language for Study, Marketing, Management, Communications II International Aid and Development 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Mathematics and Statistics I Language for Study, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Community Development 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Marketing, Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies 3 Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Sustainable Development 3 Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II BUSINESS Accounting 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Mathematics and Statistics I Language for Study, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Economics, Introductory Law Banking 3 Business Law 3 Economics 3 Finance 3 International Business 3 Management 3 Marketing 3 Hospitality and Tourism Management 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Mathematics and Statistics I Language for Study, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Human Resources Management 3 CREATIVE MEDIA Games Art and Design 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Mathematics and Statistics I Language for Study, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Graphic Design 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Language for Study, Communications II Sound 3 Photography 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I Language for Study, Communications II Screen Production 3 CRIMINOLOGY Crime Science 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Mathematics and Statistics I Language for Study, Human Biology, Communications II, Introductory to Law Criminal Behaviour 3 Legal Studies 3 COMMUNICATION Strategic Communication 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I Language for Study, Marketing, Management, Economics, Introductory Law, Communications II Journalism 3 Global Media and Communication 3 EDUCATION* Early Childhood and Primary Teaching 4 Feb 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications 1, Information Technology 1, Mathematics and Statistics I Unit selection is dependent on teaching specialisation.
Please consult MIT staff. Primary Teaching 4 Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education 4 Secondary Teaching + Arts 5 Secondary Teaching + Science 5 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE CURRICULUM You will study a number of units, determined by your chosen course. MIT staff can provide guidance on the appropriate units for your individual study goals and degree destinations or you may choose to select your own subject stream of interest. MURDOCH UNIVERSITY MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (Honours) 4 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Mathematics and Statistics I Language for Study, Mathematics and Statistics II† , Chemistry† , Physics† Electrical Power Engineering (Honours) 4 Environmental Engineering (Honours) 4 Industrial Computer Systems Engineering (Honours) 4 Instrumentation and Control Engineering (Honours) 4 Renewable Energy Engineering (Honours) 4 LAWS Laws (LLB) (Honours) 4 Feb, Jul 78% + Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Language for Study Introductory Law Laws + Arts (Combined) 5 Laws + Business (Combined) 5 Feb, Jul 78% Communications I, Information Technology I, Language for Study, Mathematics and Statistics I See Recommended Units associated with specific Behaviour destinations.
Laws + Criminology (Combined) 5 NURSING* Nursing 3 Feb 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Mathematics and Statistics I Language for Study, Chemistry, Human Biology SCIENCE Animal Health 3 Feb 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Mathematics and Statistics I Language for Study, Mathematics and Statistics II† , Chemistry† , Physics† , Human Biology Animal Science 3 Biological Sciences 3 Feb, Jul Biomedical Science 3 Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic 5 Feb 65% Molecular Biology 3 Feb, Jul 50% Chemistry 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Language for Study, Mathematics and Statistics II† , Chemistry† , Physics† Engineering Technology 3 Feb Mineral Science 3 Physics and Nanotechnology 3 Business Information Systems 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Language for Study, Mathematics and Statistics II† Computer Science 3 Cyber Forensics and Information Security 3 Games Software Design and Production 3 Games Technology 3 Internetworking and Network Security 3 Mobile and Web Application Development 3 Clinical Laboratory Science 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Language for Study, Mathematics and Statistics II† , Chemistry† , Human Biology Crop and Pasture Science 3 Environmental Management and Sustainability 3 Environmental Science 3 Laboratory Medicine 1^ Marine Biology 3 Feb Marine Science 3 Feb, Jul Conservation and Wildlife Biology 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Language for Study, Chemistry† , Human Biology Forensic Biology and Toxicology 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Language for Study, Chemistry† , Physics† , Human Biology Sport and Excercise Science 3 Feb Sport and Health Science 3 Feb, Jul Mathematics and Statistics 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Mathematics and Statistics II† Psychology 3 Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Communications I, Information Technology I, Language for Study, Human Biology, Communications II Veterinary Science 5 Feb Transfer available from Animal Science based on academic results and other selection criteria.
* International students need to meet specific English requirements for these majors. † Students who receive 50% or above in Mathematics and Statistics II, Chemistry and Physics may be eligible for preclusion from some first year units at Murdoch University. ^ After completing the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science plus a second major in Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology or Forensic Biology and Toxicology. Mathematics and Statistics I is a prerequisite for some degree destinations and must precede Mathematics and Statistics II. Please contact MIT for more information.
Please note that some elective units may not be offered every trimester. Recommended subjects will vary by degree destination.
18 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE UNIT DESCRIPTIONS Each unit of study builds concepts from an introductory level through to University entrance level, bridging gaps in subject knowledge and learning techniques. CORE UNITS Communications I PCOM1 Oral and written skills required to communicate effectively in further studies. Includes researching, analysing, organising and presenting information using the most efficient communication processes. Information Technology I PICT1 Develop competencies which will give the flexibility to explore and use software packages to meet study and career demands.
Mathematics and Statistics I PMAS1 Includes the foundations of algebra, calculus and statistics (basic level mathematical skills). Prerequisite for the Mathematics and Statistics II Elective. ELECTIVE UNITS Accounting PACF1 Understand the financial operations of different forms of business organisations and non-trading enterprises. Develop skills and knowledge in processing financial data, producing and analysing reports. Chemistry PCHM1 Physical and chemical properties of substances, the nature of matter and a study of chemical reactions and processes. Overview of chemical science and its impact on society and the environment.
Communications II PCOM2 An analysis of media communication including construction and meaning in language systems and complex media technologies; an awareness of the political, social, economic, historical and technological implications of the media. Economics PECO1 The economic framework in which societies operate. Introduction to the concepts of Market Forms, the application of economic principles to manufacturing firms and an introduction to broad macroeconomic concepts and their applications. Human Biology PHBT1 Biological evolution of humans, the human life cycle, the structure, processes and function of the human body including cellular respiration, synthesis and growth.
Introductory Law PLAW1 Legal obligations, risks and responsibilities facing both employers and employees in a range of fields and industries. It will also address some of the personal rights and responsibilities, from a legal perspective, of individuals in Australia.
Language for Study PLAN1 This unit is designed to give students increased ability and confidence in the English language skills required for University study. Management PMAM1 Roles of management within various types of businesses in Australia and the wider trading community. Provides an overview of the influencing factors to be considered by managers. Marketing PMAR1 Roles of marketing within various types of businesses in Australia and the wider trading community. Provides an overview of the marketing mix and the influencing factors to be considered by marketers. Mathematics and Statistics II PMAS2 Builds on the algebra and statistics components of mathematics and statistics I, and introduces vector geometry and trigonometry.
Provides sound preparation for students intending to pursue tertiary studies. Physics PPHY1 Matter and energy and their interactions – includes basic principles of physics and their applications to the technologies on which modern society depends. Involves practical investigations, tasks incorporating logical and analytical thinking and the communication of scientific information and ideas. Jieye (Geri) Liu China MUPC pathway to B. Science in Animal Science Studying at MIT has given me the skills and confidence to complete my assignments and write well academically. Murdoch has a reputation as one of the best Vet schools in Australia, with the degree recognised internationally, and there is even an animal farm on campus.
When I graduate, I plan to work in a small practice or a pet clinic as a Veterinary Scientist.”
Study now and pay later FEE-HELP** available! 20 DIPLOMA OF BUSINESS Designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to the business world, this diploma program provides a direct pathway into the second year of a range of Murdoch University degrees. The Diploma of Business is designed for those of you interested in a Bachelor of Business at Murdoch University, with a choice of major in the following: § § Accounting § § Banking § § Business Law § § Economics* § § Finance § § Hospitality and Tourism Management § § Human Resources Management § § International Business § § Management § § Marketing * Majors requiring additional units to be taken at Murdoch University.
The Diploma of Business incorporates the study of business as a process, its organisational context and the environment in which it operates. You will develop the basic knowledge and skills to enable you to work successfully in a variety of business settings across a wide range of business functions. Individual guidance on unit selection will ensure your completed MIT diploma meets the core unit requirements of your intended major(s) at Murdoch University. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES § § Financial Representative § § Marketing Manager § § Supply Chain Analyst § § Hotel Manager § § Economist § § Accountant These are just an example of the many different careers that might be available to students who graduate from a related degree at Murdoch University.
8 Units 6 core units +2 elective units STRUCTURE THE FACTS Program length 2-3 trimesters (15 weeks per trimester) Unit options Please refer to the curriculum on page 25 Hours of tuition 4 hours per unit per week Entry requirements See pages 36-38 for more information Tutorial size Average 15, maximum 25 Minimum age 17 years Intake dates 2018 Feb 19, Jun 18, Oct 15 2019 Feb 18, Jun 17, Oct 14 ** Eligible domestic students who satisfy citizenship and residency requirements may apply for FEE-HELP. Go to www.studyassist.gov.au for more information. Marvelous Chatikobo Zimbabwe Diploma of Business pathway to B.
Business (Accounting) / B. Laws MIT is the ideal environment for a smooth transition into university with all the support and guidance necessary for success. I learnt a lot and really improved my interpersonal skills, critical thinking and academic writing skills.” PATHWAY Successful completion of the Diploma of Business allows you to progress into the second year of your selected undergraduate degree at Murdoch University. DIPLOMA POSTGRADUATE CAREER MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY YEAR 3+ YEAR 2 YEAR 1 UNDERGRADUATE MURDOCH UNIVERSITY
22 23 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES § § Fundrasier or Event Manager § § Advertising Account Manager § § Public Relations Consultant § § TV or Radio Program Manager § § Media Planner or Buyer § § Corporate Communications Manager These are just an example of the many different careers that might be available to students who graduate from a related degree at Murdoch University. DIPLOMA OF COMMUNICATION & MEDIA STUDIES PATHWAY Successful completion of the Diploma of Communication and Media Studies allows you to progress into the second year of your selected undergraduate degree at Murdoch University. DIPLOMA POSTGRADUATE CAREER MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY YEAR 3+ YEAR 2 YEAR 1 UNDERGRADUATE MURDOCH UNIVERSITY Study now and pay later FEE-HELP** available! 8 Units 6 core units +2 elective units STRUCTURE 8 Units 6 core units +2 elective units STRUCTURE THE FACTS Program length 2-3 trimesters (15 weeks per trimester) Unit options Please refer to the curriculum on page 25 Hours of tuition 4 hours per unit per week Entry requirements See pages 36-38 for more information.
Tutorial size Average 15, maximum 25 Minimum age 17 years Intake dates 2018 Feb 19, Jun 18, Oct 15 2019 Feb 18, Jun 17, Oct 14 ** Eligible domestic students who satisfy citizenship and residency requirements may apply for FEE-HELP. Go to www.studyassist.gov.au for more information. Ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in film, journalism or public relations, this diploma provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical elements of communication. The Diploma of Communication and Media Studies is designed for those of you interested in studying a Bachelor of Arts at Murdoch University, with a choice of major in the following: § § Global Media and Communication § § Graphic Design* § § Journalism § § Screen Production* § § Strategic Communication* § § Tourism and Events* * Majors requiring additional units to be taken at Murdoch University.
This Diploma will develop your understanding of the basics of communication, and the many social impacts it has. Upon successful completion of this Diploma program you will qualify for direct entry into the second year of a range of Murdoch University Bachelor of Arts degrees. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES § § Business Analyst § § Systems or Security Analyst § § IT Security Manager § § Game Programmer § § Web Designer These are just an example of the many different careers that might be available to students who graduate from a related degree at Murdoch University. DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY Successful completion of the Diploma of Information and Communication Technology allows you to progress into the second year of your selected undergraduate degree at Murdoch University.
DIPLOMA POSTGRADUATE CAREER MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY YEAR 3+ YEAR 2 YEAR 1 UNDERGRADUATE MURDOCH UNIVERSITY Study now and pay later FEE-HELP** available! Develop an understanding of how information technology is embedded in society and explore its wide-ranging role both in its physical form and as a communication process. The Diploma of Information and Communication Technology is designed for those of you interested in studying a Bachelor of Science at Murdoch University, with a choice of major in the following: § § Business Information Systems § § Computer Science § § Cyber Forensics and Information Security* § § Games Software Design and Production § § Games Technology § § Internetworking and Network Security* § § Mobile and Web Application Development * Majors requiring additional units to be taken at Murdoch University.
This Diploma provides an introduction to computer software, hardware, processes, information systems and programming languages as they are being used today and developed for the future. The skills and knowledge gained throughout the diploma can be applied in a huge variety of sectors providing support, direction and inspiration to both small and large organisations. Upon successful completion of this diploma program you will qualify for direct entry into the second year of a range of Murdoch University Bachelor of Science degrees. THE FACTS Program length 2-3 trimesters (15 weeks per trimester) Unit options Please refer to the curriculum on page 25 Hours of tuition 4 hours per unit per week Entry requirements See pages 36-38 for more information.
Tutorial size Average 15, maximum 25 Minimum age 17 years Intake dates 2018 Feb 19, Jun 18, Oct 15 2019 Feb 18, Jun 17, Oct 14 ** Eligible domestic students who satisfy citizenship and residency requirements may apply for FEE-HELP. Go to www.studyassist.gov.au for more information.
25 STUDY PATHWAY There are a number of flexible pathways to study at Murdoch University, with multiple start dates and course lengths to choose from based on your availability and prior learning. TRIMESTER 1 February: 15 weeks TRIMESTER 2 June: 15 weeks TRIMESTER 3 October: 15 weeks SEMESTER 1 February SEMESTER 2 July MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MURDOCH UNIVERSITY OPTION 1 3 UNITS 3 UNITS 2 UNITS YEAR 2 YEAR 2 OPTION 2 4 UNITS 4 UNITS YEAR 2 YEAR 2 OPTION 3 3 UNITS 3 UNITS 2 UNITS YEAR 2 OPTION 4 4 UNITS 4 UNITS YEAR 2 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY Bachelors Degree (Second year entry)† Intakes Required progression Score from Diploma Intakes Recommended Units (core and electives) Core Units Elective Units ARTS English and Creative Writing* Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Academic Learning Skills, Introduction to Communication, Introduction to Digital Media Skills, Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Public Relations, Ideas and Identity Introduction to Media, Contemporary Culture History* Philosophy* Sociology* Sustainable Development* Theatre and Drama* Tourism and Events* International Aid and Development* Global Politics and Policy* Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies* CREATIVE MEDIA Graphic Design* Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Academic Learning Skills, Introduction to Communication, Introduction to Digital Media Skills, Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Public Relations, Ideas and Identity Introduction to Media, Contemporary Culture Screen Production* COMMUNICATION Global Media and Communication Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Academic Learning Skills, Introduction to Communication, Introduction to Digital Media Skills, Introduction to Journalism, Introduction to Public Relations, Ideas and Identity Introduction to Media, Contemporary Culture Journalism Strategic Communication* BUSINESS Accounting Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Academic Skills for Business, Foundations of Accounting, Foundations of Economics, Foundations of Management and Governance, Foundations Mathematics for Business, Transforming Business Foundations of Business Law Business Law Finance Human Resources Management Management Banking Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Economics* Hospitality and Tourism Management Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Foundations of Business Law, Introduction to Tourism Systems International Business Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Foundations of Marketing, Understanding International Politics Marketing Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Foundations of Marketing SCIENCE Business Information Systems Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Academic Skills for Business, Foundations of Programming, Foundations of Discrete Mathematics, Foundations of Data Communications, Foundations of Computer Systems, Principals of Computer Science Introduction to Information Systems Computer Science Feb, Jul 50% Feb, Jun, Oct Cyber Forensics and Information Security* Games Software Design and Production Games Technology Internetworking and Network Security* Mobile and Web Application Development † With successful completion of all subjects.
* One or two additional units are required to complete first year. In most situations, these may be taken as general electives in second year, which will not require additional time to complete the degree. DIPLOMA CURRICULUM You will study and pass eight units over two or three trimesters. Successful completion of the required units will ensure you receive a recognised diploma qualification as well as direct entry into the second year of your selected degree at Murdoch University. Aoi Furuya Japan MUPC 6 pathway to B Sc. Chiropractic I chose MIT as I wanted to enroll in B Sc. Chiropractic at Murdoch University.
When I complete my course, I will get an international licence of Chiropractic, so I will be able to work anywhere in the world.”
26 27 DIPLOMA UNIT DESCRIPTIONS Units studied in the Diploma Programs are the same units studied by first year students at Murdoch University, preparing you for an easy transition into second year of University. CORE UNITS Academic Learning Skills BAR100 This unit is for students enrolled in a BA degree. It will help you make the transition to university culture and introduce you to the range of lifelong learning skills beneficial for university and beyond. These include organisational as well as thinking, problem-solving and communication skills. It will develop interpersonal skills that encourage you to question, listen and act ethically; tolerate ambiguity, embrace openness, curiosity and intellectual risk-taking.
Academic Skills for Business BBS100 This unit provides a range of generic learning skills specifically for Bachelor of Business students. It aims to equip students with competency in communication skills in literacy, numeracy, and information technology in the context of Business Studies, including summarising academic papers, essay writing, cogent argumentation, referencing and information evaluation. Foundational Mathematics for Business BUS130 This unit aims to show students how quantitative analysis facilitates personal and corporate financial decisions by focusing on financial mathematics to value debt and equity securities.
The unit introduces techniques used to collect, calculate, and interpret information used as the basis for pricing mortgage loans, evaluating superannuation performance and quantifying and selecting investment alternatives. Foundations of Accounting BUS170 This unit provides an introduction and broad overview of fundamental financial and management accounting concepts. The unit is suitable for anyone undertaking a commerce degree as it introduces students to concepts and practices necessary for a basic understanding of business reports. The topics addressed in financial accounting include the accounting equation, cash vs accrual accounting, Australian Accounting Standards, and financial statement analysis.
Foundations of Computer Systems ICT170 This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of computer systems and how they underpin IT infrastructures supporting enterprise processes. Topics include digital logic, memory, storage, processing paradigms, operating systems, programming languages, systems development, deployment and professional ethics. Students will acquire an understanding of a computer system’s functional components, their characteristics, performance, interactions and use in IT. Foundations of Data Communications ICT169 This unit provides an introduction to data communications.
The architectures of TCP/IP and OSI models are studied and students completing the unit will be conversant with the devices, technology and language of data-communications. Practical exercises with switches and routers will place the theory in context. The unit covers significant portions of the Cisco CCNA Certification curriculum. Foundations of Discrete Mathematics MAS162 In this unit, students will learn to use the prominent mathematical computer package MATLAB to perform basic mathematical procedures and to solve problems in the general area of discrete mathematics. Topics include: recurrence relations, solving equations graphically and iteratively, computer arithmetic, basics of counting and discrete probability, matrices and linear transformations of the plane, propositional and predicate logic, mathematical induction, Boolean algebra and logic networks.
Foundations of Economics BUS171 This unit provides a valuable foundation of how economies operate, how businesses and individuals use economics in their decision making, and why governments implement certain economic policies. These include policies on employment, inflation, the environment, interest rates and the welfare of society. The unit also covers international issues including international trade, foreign debt and the global economy. Foundations of Management and Governance BUS176 This unit offers an introduction to the discipline of management and governance. Workshops emphasise generic skill development for report research, writing, group work and techniques that improve individual skill acquisition.
Topics include business ethics, governance, the contemporary workplace and cross-cultural management. Foundations of Programming ICT159 This unit introduces key aspects of computer programming including data storage and manipulation, and problem solving using a high-level programming language. Topics include: algorithms and problem-solving; testing methodologies; fundamental aspects of a programming language including data types, input/output, simple selection and iteration control structures, data structures, and one-dimensional arrays. Ideas and Identity BAR150 This unit explores the power of ideas to change the world, focusing on their birth, transmission, evolution, and global impacts.
Through the study of selected themes, such as violence or the relationship between the individual and the community, students are introduced to the ideas and approaches central to the arts, social sciences and humanities, and are invited to reflect on competing moral and social arguments. Writing and critical thinking skills are a core focus of the unit. Introduction to Communication CMS100 This unit introduces students to the fundamental principles of communication. The unit covers perception and identity in communication, as well as the fields of mass communication, professional, intercultural and cross-cultural communication.
It also familiarises students with the main approaches and key concepts in Communication Studies. Introduction to Digital Media Skills IDD129 This unit introduces fundamental digital media production concepts and processes, providing students with basic skills in designing, capturing, editing and publishing a range of media for the web. It also explores the theoretical consequences of digital production processes providing students with an understanding of the methods and issues of digital communication. Introduction to Journalism JOU104 This unit discusses the professional role of journalists and introduces students to the skills of news gathering and reporting.
Students will also be introduced to a range of issues that have a bearing on the professional practice of journalism, including media law, ethics and the culture of news. Introduction to Public Relations PRO107 This unit introduces the practice and theory of public relations, including its history in Australia and internationally, and the development of communication strategies and tactics for publics. It allows students to begin to develop an understanding of ethical issues, professional values, campaign planning and writing techniques in the field of public relations as a global communications management profession.
Principles of Computer Science ICT167 This unit is designed to develop the skills of problem-solving and program design using an Object Oriented programming language. Major topics: algorithm design; procedural abstractions; the use of libraries as collection of black-box code modules; the concepts of pre- and post- conditions; strings, arrays, introduction to object-oriented concepts including data abstraction, encapsulation, classes and object references, inheritance; introduction to recursion; streams and file input and output; the definition and use of common classes – lists, stack and queues.
Transforming Business BBS150 The relationship between business and the wider community continues to change in new and significant ways. This unit allows students to understand the purpose and nature of business activity and the factors that influence and constrain business behaviour and decisions, as well as the commonalities and differences across various regions and countries. ELECTIVES Contemporary Culture CMS102 This unit introduces students to foundational concepts, theories and approaches to the study of culture. It is premised on understanding the relationship between power, identity and the role of the media in the production and dissemination of culture.
We consider how culture and knowledge are produced, communicated, mediated and how they construct ‘self-hood’. We also discuss cultural expression in everyday life and popular culture. Foundations of Business Law BSL165 This unit introduces students to the Australian legal system, its operation and development, and to the principles of law applicable to core areas of business, such as contract law, tort law and agency law. Students studying Business will usually find this unit an essential prerequisite to further studies. Foundations of Marketing1 BUS183 This unit provides an appreciation of how marketing creates value for business, society and customers.
As the foundational Marketing unit, it introduces students to the marketing organisation and planning process, marketing research and information gathering methods and some of the analysis tools marketers use. Introduction to Information Systems2 ICT158 This unit provides a broad introductory understanding of information systems, viewed from organisational and societal contexts, and provides students with a balance of technical and organisational perspectives to serve as the basis for further study in the discipline. It introduces business environments and explores how technology is integrated into business, government and community systems.
It also provides an introduction to decision making and systems theory, and considers the role of IT professionals in solving organisational problems. Introduction to Media Studies CMS101 This unit introduces students to foundational concepts and theories relevant to the study of media. Media is understood as a global discourse that is traditional and contemporary, incorporating historical and new perspectives. We explore the role media plays in shaping institutions, identities and legal and ethical positions. Introduction to Tourism Systems3 TOU101 This unit outlines the structure of the tourism system and the multiplicity of sectors and industries within those systems, with a focus on events.
Students are introduced to models of tourism, the global and regional dimensions of tourism and event developments. Tourism for sustainable development, policy and planning for tourism and events is also an important topic covered. Understanding International Politics4 POL161 This unit aims to produce a critical understanding of global affairs. This unit’s major assumption is that what we see as comprising ‘international politics’ is not determined exclusively by what is out there, but also by something in our own heads. It examines various theoretical approaches and explores issues such as globalisation, development, environmentalism, and the global economy.
For more information on unit descriptions please visit handbook.murdoch.edu.au/units Some degree destinations will require you to take certain electives to complete your required year one course load, these include: 1. Foundations of Marketing must be undertaken for students who intend to enter year two Bachelor of Business in Marketing or International Business. 2. Introduction to Information Systems must be undertaken for students who intend to enter year two Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems. 3. Introduction to Tourism Systems must be undertaken for students who intend to enter year two Bachelor of Business in Hospitality and Tourism Management or Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events.
4. Understanding International Politics must be undertaken for students who intend to enter year two Bachelor of Business in International Business of Bachelor of Arts in Global Politics and Policy, International Aid and Development and Security, or Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies.
28 29 GENERAL ENGLISH Our General English (GE) program is ideal for those who would like to improve their English language skills on a vibrant university campus that offers excellent facilities to complement your language learning. MIT’s experienced team of teachers focus on improving your accuracy, fluency and confidence in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This program is carefully structured and accessible at every level, incorporating all language aspects such as grammar and vocabulary development with a focus on improving language skills using a variety of materials including course books, newspapers and audio-visual resources.
Activities outside of the class room include excursions to places of interest as well as opportunities to engage in computer aided learning in the University computer labs.
We recommend you to complete our free placement test to assess your level of English prior to commencing your course, allowing us to recommend a suitable study pathway. Generally, it takes 10 weeks to complete a level, with assessments every 5 weeks for individual feedback on your performance. ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES THE FACTS Program length 5+ weeks Shorter by request. Allow 10 weeks per level. Hours of tuition 23 hours per week Levels† Elementary Pre-intermediate Intermediate †Higher level classes run on demand Class size Average 15 Minimum age 16 years Intake dates 2018 Jan 8, Feb 12, Mar 19, Apr 23, May 28, Jul 2, Aug 6, Sep 10, Oct 15, Nov 19 2019 Jan 7, Feb 11, Mar 18, Apr 22, May 27, Jul 1, Aug 5, Sep 9, Oct 14, Nov 18 Pathway Students must successfully complete General English to an intermediate level to enter English for Academic Purposes THE FACTS Program length 10 weeks Hours of tuition 23 hours per week Pathway entry requirements EAP 1 MUPC IELTS 5.0 Diploma IELTS 5.0 EAP 2 Murdoch University Undergraduate IELTS 5.5 - IELTS 6.5 depending on the program Murdoch University Postgraduate IELTS 5.5 - IELTS 6.5 depending on the program Further information available online Class size Average 15 Minimum age 16 years Intake dates EAP 1 2018 Mar 19, Jul 23, Nov 19 2019 Mar 18, Jul 1, Nov 18 EAP 2 2018 Apr 23, Nov 19 2019 Apr 22, Nov 18 Pathway Achieve EAP 60%+ and upon satisfying any university prerequisites, progress to undergraduate or postgraduate studies at Murdoch University * Required EAP entry level will depend on packaged MIT or University program.
Packaged students must satisfy the minimum language entry level to articulate into their chosen MIT or University program. Our English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs help you to learn to communicate with confidence, while improving vital study skills essential for success in an English- speaking academic environment.
Your current level and desired study pathway will determine which program you will complete. The EAP syllabus and course dates have been designed to allow a smooth transition from English to your tertiary study. Students following a pathway to MUPC or Diploma will complete EAP 1 while students preparing for University entry will complete EAP 2. Within the 4 main skills areas, you can expect to develop the following: § § Speaking: giving presentations, participating in seminars and tutorials, working in groups § § Listening: listening to lectures, note-taking techniques, and listening skills practice § § Reading: developing essential strategies such as skimming, scanning and understanding assignment questions, coping with extended reading and reading practice § § Writing: learning how to write paragraphs, essays, reports, summaries, analyses of numerical data and case studies, plus researching and referencing techniques.
The materials used and tasks set are designed to challenge you to draw on your future direction of study or past career experience in selecting topics for assessments.
Emphasis is on adult learning and teaching methodologies such as collaborative learning, structured self- study and student-teacher dialogue, similar to what you will experience at university, making these programs ideal whether you are studying for personal, professional or career development reasons. PATHWAY MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE YEAR 2 YEAR 1 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES MUPC DIPLOMA Elementary Pre-intermediate Intermediate GENERAL ENGLISH PATHWAY MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE YEAR 2 YEAR 1 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 1 MUPC DIPLOMA MURDOCH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY YEAR 1 YEAR 1 MURDOCH UNIVERSITY ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES 2 UNDER- GRADUATE POST- GRADUATE RECOMMENDED STUDY DURATION ENGLISH LEVEL RECOMMENDED GE / EAP DURATION IELTS MUPC 6 DIPLOMA COURSES REQUIRING 6.0 COURSES REQUIRING 6.5 IELTS 4.0 (two bands of 3.5 and one band of 4.0) or equivalent 35 weeks 35 weeks 45 weeks Not available IELTS 4.0 (three bands of 4.0 or higher) or equivalent 30 weeks 30 weeks 40 weeks 50 weeks IELTS 4.5 (two bands of 4.0 and one band of 4.5) or equivalent 25 weeks 25 weeks 35 weeks 45 weeks IELTS 4.5 (three bands of 4.5 or higher) or equivalent 20 weeks 20 weeks 30 weeks 40 weeks IETLS 5.0 (no more than one band of 4.5) or equivalent 15 weeks 15 weeks 25 weeks 35 weeks IELTS 5.0 (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent 10 weeks 10 weeks 20 weeks 30 weeks IELTS 5.5 (all bands 5.0 or above) or equivalent Not required 10 weeks 15 weeks 25 weeks IELTS 5.5 (Reading OR Writing 5.5 or above) or equivalent Not required 10 weeks 10 weeks 20 weeks IELTS 5.5 (Reading AND Writing 5.5 or above) or equivalent (Listening AND Speaking 5.0 or above) or equivalent Not required Not required 10 weeks 15 weeks IELTS 6.0 (all bands 5.5 or above) or equivalent Not required Not required 10 weeks 10 weeks IELTS 6.0 (all bands 6.0 or above) or equivalent Not required Not required Not required 10 weeks
STUDENT LIFE MIT offers a number of services and activities to encourage you to get involved and excel in your studies, ensuring a smooth transition to study at Murdoch University. ORIENTATION Held at the start of each trimester, orientation allows you to meet students and staff, tour and familiarise yourself with the campus and learn everything you need to know to prepare for study at MIT. Join in fun activities and make friends with students from around the globe before your studies commence. PASTORAL CARE If you are under the age of 18, Australian law considers you to be a minor and as such MIT takes a special interest in your welfare and development.
Additional support and services are provided to everyone under the age of 18. MIT staff offer continual support and mentorship throughout your studies with regular meetings and supervision to monitor your progress and welfare. STUDENT CLUBS At university what you do outside of class can be just as important as what you do in the classroom. It is important to balance your study with other activities. You will have access to over 100 affiliated clubs at Murdoch University that celebrate all walks of life – join sporting teams, interest groups, and meet local and international students who share similar interests.
STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council offers you the opportunity to develop leadership, networking, and language skills while actively taking on the responsibility of organising social events, student representation and improving student life on campus. SCHOLARSHIPS A number of scholarships are available for the first year of study at Murdoch University for students who excel in academic studies at MIT. More information on available scholarships, how to apply, criteria and deadlines is available at our.murdoch.edu.au/Student-life/Finances GET SOCIAL Join our online community, chat to other MIT students, ask us questions, find out more about our programs and see what is happening on campus.
Follow us on social media. 20KM 10KM 15KM 20KM 5KM 10KM 15KM PERTH AIRPORT SwanRiver KingsPark Cottlesloe 25 mins to MIT PERTHCBDTO MURDOCHSTATION 11MINS Coogee 15 mins to MIT PERTH CBD ROTTNESTISLAND 25minsfromFremantle GardenCity Shopping 5 mins to MIT MURDOCH STATION FREMANTLE 30 OUR LOCATION Travelling to MIT is simple, with regular public transport running between Murdoch University, Perth CBD and Fremantle. The Mandurah rail line connects Perth CBD to Murdoch train station in 11 minutes, with a quick trip by a connecting bus service to the campus. Buses also run regularly connecting the campus, with all students eligible for a discount on public transport fares.
32 33 5 bedroom layout 8 bedroom layout ACCOMMODATION Student accommodation is widely available in and around the city with easy access to public transport. Murdoch Institute of Technology can assist you in securing accommodation on campus at the Murdoch University Village, or by placing you with a local family in a homestay. ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS AUSTRALIAN HOMESTAY NETWORK Homestay is a great option if you are looking to experience Australian culture and adapt to living and learning in Australia within a secure environment. You will be placed with a local host family who will welcome you into their home, benefiting from a supportive family environment where English is the primary language spoken allowing you to practice everyday conversation.
For more information about homestays visit www.homestaynetwork.org MURDOCH UNIVERSITY VILLAGE Enjoy the complete student experience by living on campus at Murdoch University. With easy access to classes and University facilities at your door, you will have the opportunity to make friends in a fun environment where you are encouraged to live, learn, grow.
The Village offers security and support, providing 24 hour on site management. Apartments and common areas are only accessible by electronic swipe card and all individual bedrooms are lockable. There is a full range of room types available, including single, ensuite, double and deluxe all within modern one, two, five and eight bedroom apartments. Rooms are available on a first come first served basis. Prices vary by apartment size and room type. Twin-share may be available on request. You must nominate whether you wish to be placed in single or mixed sex apartments (Under 18’s must be in single sex apartments).
No curfew is implemented at Murdoch University Village.
The weekly rate is only available for minimum duration of 1 semester booking. Short-term bookings also available – rates available on request. Find out more or book online at www.murdochuv.com.au See page 37 for prices. ACCOMMODATION FACILITIES FEATURES AUSTRALIAN HOMESTAY NETWORK MURDOCH UNIVERSITY VILLAGE Furnished ✓ ✓ Utilities included ✓ ✓ Suitable for under 18’s ✓ ✓* Self-catering ✓ ✓ Meal service (as selected from the meal service options) ✓ ✓ Shared bathroom ✓ ✓ Laundry facilities ✓ ✓ Lockable bedroom ✓ Secure electronic swipe card access to common areas ✓ 24/7 professional phone support ✓ ✓ 24 hour CCTV monitoring & security patrols ✓ Swimming Pool ✓ Shared Lounge ✓ ✓ TV room ✓ Study space ✓ ✓ Volleyball court ✓ BBQ area ✓ High-speed Internet connectivity ✓ ✓ Share kitchen ✓ ✓ Meet other students ✓ ✓ Family environment ✓ Practice English ✓ ✓ Note: Facilities in addition to the above may vary by Homestay residence.
* Minimum age 17.
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ACADEMIC CALENDAR PROGRAM / STREAM START DATE FINISH DATE TOTAL WEEKS CHRISTMAS BREAK General English Every 5 weeks starting 8 January 2018 5+ 24 December 2018 - 4 January 2019 English for Academic Purposes 1 19 March 2018 25 May 2018 10 - 23 July 2018 28 September 2018 10 - 19 November 2018 1 February 2019 10 - 18 March 2019 24 May 2019 10 - 1 July 2019 6 September 2019 10 - English for Academic Purposes 2 23 April 2018 29 June 2018 10 - 19 November 2018 1 February 2019 10 24 December 2018 - 28 December 2018 22 April 2019 28 June 2019 10 - Murdoch University Preparation Course OR Diploma Trimester 1: 19 February 2018 1 June 2018 15 - Trimester 2: 18 June 2018 28 September 2018 15 - Trimester 3: 15 October 2018 1 February 2019 15 24 December 2018 - 28 December 2018 Trimester 1: 18 February 2019 31 May 2019 15 - Trimester 2: 17 June 2019 27 September 2019 15 - Trimester 3: 14 October 2019 31 January 2020 15 23 December 2019 - 27 December 2019 Note: Dates are correct at time of printing but may be subject to change in line with the University calendar.
New students must attend Orientation on the Wednesday before the teaching period starts. HOLIDAY 2018 2019 New Year’s Day 1 January 1 January Australia Day 26 January 28 January Labour Day 5 March 4 March Good Friday 30 March 19 April Easter Monday 2 April 22 April ANZAC Day 25 April 25 April WA Day 4 June 3 June Queen’s Birthday 24 September 30 September Christmas 25 December 25 December Boxing Day 26 December 26 December 2018 - 2019 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 35 Kavi Chapagain Nepal Diploma of Information and Communication Technology pathway to B. Science (Computer Science) MIT provided me with the perfect foundation to progress into my computer science degree at Murdoch University.
The trimester system allows for more focused, in-depth learning which has given me a huge amount of confidence. The transition into my studies at Murdoch have been very smooth.”
36 37 ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Our minimum academic entry requirements for our programs at MIT are listed below. Please note that some program pathways have additional requirements and minimum entry requirements does not guarantee entry into an MIT program. Applications are assessed on a case-by-case basis. If your country and/or qualification is not listed or you have any questions please contact your local MIT representative for more information. COUNTRY MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE (MUPC6) DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Australia Successful completion of Year 11. See page 38. ATAR of 50 or more, or successful completion of the MUPC, or the Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP).
See page 38. Bhutan SSC, ISC or HSC (Class XI) with minimum 60% average in academic subjects SSC, ISC or HSC (Class XII) with minimum 50% average in 4 academic subjects Brunei* GCE O Levels, minimum D average GCE A Levels, minimum 2 'E' grades Bangladesh HSC (Year 11) with minimum average 60% Completion of Year 12 (HSC) with minimum 50% average across academic subjects China Senior Middle 2 with minimum average 60% Completion of Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) European Union countries Completion of Year 11 with minimum average 60% Completion of Year 12 with minimum average 60% France / Reunion Island Completion of Première with minimum average 60% Baccalaureate or Diplome de Bachelier de l’enseignement or CFES Hong Kong Completion of Form 5 Completion of HKDSE with 8 points** (best of 5 subjects) or GCE A Levels India Successful completion of Class XI - 60% across academic subjects State board Class XII 60% average in 4 academic subjects, OR CBSE Class XII 55% average in 4 academic subjects Indonesia SMU 2, average grade of 7.0 in academic subjects SMU 3, average 6.0 in academic subjects Japan Kotogakko Year 2 certificate Upper Secondary School Certificate of Graduation, overall grade average 65% Kazakhstan Certificate of Secondary Education Grade 11 Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education Kenya Year 11 or completion of KCSE KCSE with C average Korea Senior High School Year 2 Senior High School Diploma Kuwait Year 12 or General Secondary School Certificate (GSSC) - average grade of 50% in academic subjects Year 12 or General Secondary School Certificate (GSSC) - average grade of 70% in academic subjects Macau Senior Middle 2 or Form 5 with minimum average 60% or Completion of Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) Senior Middle 3 (Gao San) Malaysia Completion of SPM or Chinese high school Senior Middle 2 Successful completion of STPM or UEC (Senior Middle 3 results acceptable) - 35 points or less (best 5 subjects) Saudi Arabia / Oman / United Arab Emirates Year 12 or General Secondary School Certificate (GSSC) - average grade of 60% in academic subjects Year 12 or General Secondary School Certificate (GSSC) - average grade of 80% in academic subjects Nepal Class XII, minimum 50% average in 4 academic subjects Class XII with 50% average in academic subjects New Zealand Year 12 Year 13 Nigeria SSCE, minimum 3 D's + 2 C's Completion of Kaplan Global Foundation Pakistan HSC (Year 11) with minimum average 60% Completion of HSC (Year 12) with minimum 55% average across academic subjects Philippines Grade 11 or High School Diploma or NCEE National College Entrance Examination NCEE or completed first year at a recognised tertiary institution Russia Certificate of Secondary Education Grade 11 Diploma of Completed Specialised Secondary Education Singapore* GCE O Levels, minimum D average GCE A Levels, minimum 2 'E' grades; OR completion of Higher Nitec South America Year 11 High School Certificate (Bachillerato/Bachiller) Sri Lanka* GCE O Levels, minimum D average GCE A Levels, minimum 2 ‘E’ grades Taiwan Completion of Senior High School Year 2 Completion of Senior High School Thailand Completion of Matayom 5 Completion of Matayom 6 Turkey Year 11 or Lise Diplomasi Lise Diplomasi Vietnam Year 11 with minimum GPA 6.5 Year 12 (Tot Nghiep Pho Thong) with GPA 6.0 Zimbabwe / Zambia / Tanzania* Year 11, or GCE O Levels minimum D average GCE A Levels, minimum 2 ‘E’ grades International Baccalaureate Year 1 of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Completion of IB Certificate or Diploma with a minimum of 21 points over 6 IB units (average 4.0 on 1-7 scale) * GCE A-level scores are calculated from 2 subjects where A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 Advanced Supplementary (AS) level results may be included in the aggregate and contribute the equivalent at GCE A-level A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0 ** HKDSE Points Level 5**,5*,5=5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=1.
All category A and C subjects - Core and elective can be used for calculation. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE (MUPC6) DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Australian Year 11 50% pass in English 50% pass in English English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 60% pass 60% pass General Certificate of Education (GCE) GCE O Level (D minimum) GCE O Level (C6 minimum) International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0) 5.5 Reading and Writing minimum 5.5 Listening and Speaking minimum 5.0 (no band score less than 5.0) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®) Paper based 527 iBT 46 Paper based 527 iBT 46 Pearson Test of English 42 42 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 162 162 TUITION FEES Prices listed below are in Australian Dollars and are valid for courses commencing in 2018.
As of 1 August 2017, all applications for 2018 will be subject to 2018 fees. PROGRAM/ STREAM PROGRAM LENGTH UNITS UNIT FEE (AUD) TOTAL TUITION PRICE (AUD) General English 5+ weeks - - 435 per week English for Academic Purposes 10 weeks - - 4,350 Murdoch University Preparation Course 1 trimester 3 3,500 10,500 2 trimesters 4 3,500 14,000 2 trimesters 6 3,500 21,000 3 trimesters 6 3,500 Diploma 2 trimesters 8 2,950 23,600 3 trimesters 8 2,950 Deposit: Minimum payment of one trimester plus the Murdoch University Packaging Fee is required to accept an offer. The initial payment may be higher depending on the students total package program.
ACCOMMODATION TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION NO. OF MEALS PER DAY NO. BEDROOMS IN APARTMENT PRICE PER PERSON PER WEEK (AUD) ADDITIONAL FEES (AUD) Australian Homestay Network Single 3 (7 days) - 300 240 - Placement Fee 120 - Airport Reception Fee 2 (Mon-Fri) - 265 1 (Dinner) - 240 No meals - 180 Share 3 (7 days) - 270 2 (Mon-Fri) - 235 1 (Dinner) - 210 No meals - 150 Murdoch University Village† Single - 1 374.50 Security deposit 4 weeks rental fee - 8 188 Ensuite - 4 224 * This is an estimate provided by Allianz Global. Final price will be stated on offer letter, depending on total duration of coverage.
ˆ Contact your College representative for more Packaging Deposit information.
† The weekly rate is for minimum duration of 1 semester booking. Any enquiries should go directly to the village, and bookings can be done through the Murdoch Village website at www.murdochuv.com.au. All fees include GST where applicable. Prices are correct at the time of publication (November 2017) and are valid for programs starting in 2018. MIT has the right to change prices due to tax increases, governmental actions or other events beyond MIT’s control. The fees stated on this page are for international students only. They include tuition, internal examination fees, amenities, classroom materials, initial printing, internet and photocopying quotas.
Students should allow approximately AUD 400-600 per year for textbooks, stationery, additional internet and printing. ADDITIONAL FEES ADDITIONAL FEES PRICE (AUD) Enrolment fee 220 Overseas Student Health Cover* Single 54 per month Dual 142 per month Multi 211 per month Late enrolment fee 250 Materials fee (General English and EAP only) 15 per week (Max 300) Murdoch University deposit 1,000-10,000^
38 39 ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Our minimum academic entry requirements for our programs at MIT are listed below. Please note that some program pathways will have additional requirements. If you have any questions please contact your local MIT representative for more information. PROGRAM MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Murdoch University Preparation Course Satisfy any one of these entry requirements Successful completion of Year 11/12 Successful completion of Certificate III Entry into the MUPC may be possible on successful completion of 3 terms of Year 11 Non School Leaver entry is also available† Diploma Satisfy any one of these entry requirements Successful completion of Year 12 with an ATAR of 50 or more Successful completion of MUPC Successful completion of the Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP) CPS 40+ Successful completion of any Certificate IV Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) Test Min 140 Non School Leaver entry is also available† †Students 18 years of age or older may be considered mature age students and are able to apply for Non School Leaver entry.
High school results, TAFE, or Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications, work experience or other informal study may be accepted in support of your application.
All applications are considered on a case by case basis and subject to verification by an MIT Academic Manager. Please check with MIT for more information. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEST MURDOCH UNIVERSITY PREPARATION COURSE (MUPC6) DIPLOMA PROGRAMS Australian Year 11 50% pass in English 50% pass in English MUPC 3 requires a higher English level. Please check with MIT at the time of application. TUITION FEES Prices listed below are in Australian Dollars and are valid for courses starting in 2018. PROGRAM/ STREAM PROGRAM LENGTH UNITS ACCEPTANCE DEPOSIT (AUD) TOTAL TUITION PRICE (AUD) Murdoch University Preparation Course 1 trimester 3 1,600 4,800 2 trimesters 4 1,600 6,400 2-3 trimesters 6 1,500 9,000 Diploma* 2-3 trimesters 8 1,350 10,800 All programs mentioned here are full-time programs.
All fees include GST where applicable. Prices are correct at time of publication (November 2017) and are valid for programs starting in 2018. MIT has the right to change prices due to tax increases, governmental actions or other events beyond MIT’s control. The fees stated above are for Australian citizens and permanent residents only. They include tuition, internal examination fees, amenities, classroom materials, initial printing, internet and photocopying quotas. Students should allow approximately AUD 400-600 per year for textbooks, stationery, additional internet and printing.
* FEE-HELP available to eligible domestic students – Enrolment fee is waived for FEE-HELP approved courses. Please refer to www.studyassist.gov.au for more information. ADDITIONAL FEES ADDITIONAL FEES PRICE (AUD) Enrolment fee 220 Change fee 75 Deferral fee 250 Late enrolment fee 250 Materials fee (General English and EAP only) 15 per week (Max 300) AUSTRALIAN STUDENTS ENGLISH PROFICIENCY Is English your first language? Yes No If yes - please move on to Program Selection Please provide evidence of your English proficiency qualifications IELTS TOEFL CAE Pearson Other (please specify) Exam score Test date (dd/mm/yyyy) Have you met the English entry requirement of the intended course at MIT? Yes No PROGRAM SELECTION/STUDY PLAN General English Start date: End date: Number of weeks: English for Academic Purposes (10 weeks) Start date: End date: Number of weeks: Murdoch University Preparation Course Intake: Feb Jun Oct Year: Number of Trimesters: Diploma Business Information and Communication Technology Communication and Media Studies Intake: Feb Jun Oct Year: Number of Trimesters: Murdoch University Degree name Degree major ADDITIONAL SERVICES Do you have a disability, impairment or long-term medical condition which may affect your studies? Yes No If yes, please provide medical documentation from a relevant treating professional detailing the impact of your condition on your ability to meet academic demands.
Disclosure will not disadvantage your application and is confidential. The information you provide will assist us in best catering for your needs.
Do you wish to purchase Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)ˆ through Murdoch Institute of Technology? Yes No If yes, please indicate: Single Couple Family If no, please list your current OSHC details. Policy provider: Policy number: Start date: Expiry date: ˆ OSHC is compulsory for Student Visa holders and their accompanying family members. PAYMENT At this time, I wish to pay: the enrolment fee the full program fees part of the program fees FEE-HELP (must be eligible) I wish to pay by credit card (MasterCard/Visa)˘ I would like to arrange a bank transfer. Payment to be made to: Bank: HSBC Bank Australia Limited Branch: 28 Bridge Street (Exchange) Sydney NSW 2000 Australia Swift code: HKBAAU2S BSB: 342-011 Account number: 461472-163 Account name: Murdoch Institute of Technology Payment reference: Student Name and DOB/MIT Student Number I am sponsored by: Signature of parent/guardian (required if student is under 18 years old) Date ˘ Credit card payments can only be made in person at MIT by the cardholder.
All credit card payments will incur a surcharge of 1.3%.
STUDENT INFORMATION International Student Australian Citizen/ Permanent Resident Family name First name(s) Gender Male Female Unspecified Date of birth Country of birth Nationality First Language Full address* City Postcode Country E-mail Telephone Language level Type of visa (if relevant) Visa number (if relevant) Passport number (if available) Expiry Date Do you hold Permanent Residency or a current Australian Visa? Yes No N/A (If yes, please provide a copy of your PR or current Australian visa.) Are you an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander? Yes No * Your permanent/home country address is required by the Australian Government.
If it is not supplied your application cannot be processed. Permanent address of legal guardian if student is under 18 years of age is required – please supply over page.
REPRESENTATIVE INFORMATION (IF APPLICABLE) Agent name/Contact person Country Email Telephone Fax For all partner bookings, please confirm who will be responsible for the total payment of this booking by selecting an option below Agent Student Agent and Student (please give details including amounts): Agent Signature Date EDUCATION DETAILS Highest academic qualification studied Completed Year 12 or equivalent** Yes No Do you have an ATAR (If studies completed in Australia) Yes No Name of Institution Country/State Year awarded Language of instruction Are you currently studying in Australia? Yes No (If yes, please complete the Recognition of Prior Learning form) ˆ Do you wish to apply for credit or exemptions for any units? Yes No (If yes, please supply full academic details separately) Required supporting documentation: Academic results Birth Certificate, Citizenship documentation or Passport† ** Refer to entry requirements if not completed in Australia.
† Please provide a certified copy of your identification and qualifications by post or hand deliver originals for sighting.
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40 41 APPLICATION PROCESS ❑ ❑ 1. Submit application Submit the application form and copies of any relevant documents via email to admissions@murdochinstitute. wa.edu.au Please ensure you have completed all sections of the form. ❑ ❑ Read and understood the terms and conditions ❑ ❑ Attached certified copies of: - Academic qualifications (school reports) - English proficiency document - Passport - Birth Certificate (domestic students only) ❑ ❑ 2.
Offer letter Successful applicants will receive an offer letter from MIT. ❑ ❑ 3. Accept offer and pay deposit Accept the offer and pay the amount stated on the offer letter.
❑ ❑ 4. Orientation An orientation letter outlining the details of the first day of term will be sent out to all new students. ❑ ❑ Contact MIT Contact the team at MIT by calling +61 8 9360 1700 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org PARENT/GUARDIAN CONTACT DETAILS (COMPULSORY IF THE STUDENT IS UNDER 18) Title Mr Ms Other Male Female Unspecified Family name First name(s) Relationship to student (i.e. mother or father) Permanent address of Parent or Guardian (if different from previous page) E-mail Telephone Parent/guardian is aware that Under 18 students are required to stay in accommodation approved by MIT APPLICATION CHECKLIST Completed all sections of the Application Form Read and understood the Terms and Conditions Completed Murdoch University Application Form (if applicable) Attached certified copies of your academic qualifications (translated into English).
If waiting for results then these can be submitted at a later date. Attached evidence of English language proficiency (if available) Included a copy of your passport (if available) HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US? Search Engine Friend Forum or Blog Social Network* Event* Advertisement* Other* *please specify: PRIVACY NOTICE Murdoch Institute of Technology understands and respects that privacy is important to you. We collect personal information about you so that we can provide you with the services you have requested. We may also use your information to improve our products and services and offer you our, or our partners’ or suppliers’, products and services which may be relevant to you.
DECLARATION I have read, understood and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions of enrolment as listed on pages 41-42. I declare that I have read the instructions on this application form and that, to the best of my knowledge, the information provided by me is true and complete in every particular. I acknowledge that Murdoch Institute of Technology may vary or reverse any decision regarding admission or enrolment made on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information provided by me. I give permission to Murdoch Institute of Technology to verify or obtain records from other educational institutions that I have attended.
I understand that I am seeking temporary entry into Australia for educational purposes only as a fee-paying student. I understand that if I change my visa status, I may be subject to different rules and conditions. I understand the above conditions and am prepared to accept them in full. In particular that I, or my sponsor, will be responsible for the full costs of the academic program for which I am seeking admission, as well as the associated travel and living costs. I give permission to Murdoch Institute of Technology to provide information to my parent(s) or guardian(s) and my agent regarding my application for admission to the program listed above.
I declare that I am not entitled to any Title IV aid funding in the United States. I confirm that I have read, understood and agree to the Murdoch Institute of Technology Terms and Conditions on pages 41-42 Signature Date Signature of parent/guardian (required if student is under 18 years old) Date Kaplan Higher Education Pty Ltd. ABN 85 124 217 670, trading as Murdoch Institute of Technology. Registered as a Higher Education Provider (PRV 12030). CRICOS Provider Code 03127E. MIT TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS These Terms and Conditions are applicable to all students studying at Kaplan Higher Education Pty Ltd 85 124 217 670 trading as Murdoch Institute of Technology CRICOS 03127E (PRV12030) (‘MIT’).
1.1. Policies and procedures: All MIT students are subject to the policies and procedures that are published on our website (www.murdochinstitute. wa.edu.au/policies/) and in the MIT student handbook, including those dealing with student misconduct, assessment, progression, enrolment deferral and cancellation, complaints and appeals, and refund. Students must review these policies and procedures and ensure they understand and comply with the most up to date version of our policies and procedures at all times.
1.2. Course absences and start dates: All students are expected to attend class from the first day of their course. No refund is given for time missed due to arrivals after the published course commencement date, vacations, absences or public holidays. Such periods of absence will not be replaced by a free extension of any course. No refunds or substitutions will be made for classes missed due to exams, excursions, ﬁrst day orientation or other obligations that fall outside the normal teaching schedule. Classes are not held, and many campus facilities are closed, on public holidays. All published course dates start on a Monday, but if the Monday is a public holiday, the course start will fall on the Tuesday.
1.3. Campus facilities: Students are advised that campus facilities may not be available during study breaks. Details are available from the Student Services Team or Reception staff at MIT.
1.4. Placement: MIT may place a student into the most appropriate class and postpone subjects to the following study period where there is an insufficient number of students for that class or subject. 1.5. Course changes: MIT may change course dates, course curricula, tutors and programs at any time at its discretion. However, in cases where the course is rescheduled before the first class and the new date is unacceptable to the student all unused tuition fees will be refunded. The deadline for any course or unit transfers is the end of week 1 in each study period. 1.6. Tuition fees: The student or student’s family agrees to pay the annual tuition fee and any additional charges in accordance with the fee schedule for the current year published on our website www.
murdochinstitute.wa.edu.au. Any refund is made in accordance with the MIT Refund Policy. Tuition fees include lessons, orientation, use of computer facilities and internet quota, placement and progress testing and an MIT certiﬁcate upon successful completion of the course. MIT may withhold the granting of a certiﬁcate from a student if the student’s tuition fees or any other fees remain outstanding.
1.7. Late enrolment: New students in all programs (except for English for Academic Purposes (EAP)) must finalise their class enrolments before the end of week 1 in each study period, and must commence their studies before the end of week 2 in each study period. New students in the EAP program must finalise their class enrolments and commence their studies before the end of week 1 in each study. Continuing students in the MUPC and Diploma programs must attend their first day of scheduled class as shown on their final timetable in each study period otherwise a late enrolment fee of AUD 250 will apply, and must enrol in their final choice of units by the end of week 1 in each study period.
No enrolments will be accepted after the end of week 1 in each study period for the EAP program or after the end of week 2 in each study period for any other program. Students that miss their enrolment deadline must defer their studies to the next study period which, for international students, may affect their student visa.
1.8. Books and learning materials: Students may be required to purchase textbooks, workbooks, stationery, software and other required learning materials at an additional cost. Details of any additional costs are in the MIT student handbook or the relevant course or unit outline. 1.9. Additional services: Any additional services (such as travel, telephone costs, excursions, medical costs, special diet, non-MIT exams and enrolment amendments) are not included in any fees unless speciﬁcally stated on a valid invoice from MIT. Students wishing to arrange homestay accommodation and/or airport transfer should contact Australian Homestay Network at www.homestaynetwork.org/mit- students.
Enquiries about on-campus accommodation should be directed to Murdoch University Village at www.murdochuv.com.au.
1.10. Privacy: Personal information collected by MIT, which identifies a student and information regarding a student’s course progress and attendance, may be shared by MIT with the Australian government, or State and Territory governments, and their designated authorities, the Tuition Protection Service, the agent that recruited the student (unless speciﬁcally excluded), the students’ parents (if under 18), MIT staff and contractors, Murdoch University and related body corporates of MIT and their staff and contractors. This information may include personal and contact details, course enrolment details and changes, course results, and the circumstance of any suspected breach by the student of a visa condition.
1.12. Photography, filming and sound recording: MIT or its representatives may arrange to photograph or shoot video footage of students for promotional or marketing purposes, in print and/or online, at any time. Any student who does not wish to participate should advise MIT or its representative at the time of booking and state at the time of the photographing or video shooting that they do not wish to participate. 2. MURDOCH UNIVERSITY FEES 2.1. Murdoch University course fees will depend on the student’s choice of undergraduate degree course and point of entry. Further information is available on the Murdoch University website: www.murdoch.edu.au.
3. DEFERRAL/INTERMISSION, SUSPENSION AND CANCELLATION OF ENROLMENT 3.1. A student may apply to defer/intermit their studies on the grounds of compelling or compassionate circumstances such as their own ill health or that of a very close relative. All applications for deferral/ intermission from a course of study must be made in writing by using the relevant form available from MIT. Students should refer to the MIT Changes to Enrolment Policy (available at www.murdochinstitute.wa.edu. au/policies/) for details of the circumstances in which their enrolment may be deferred, suspended or cancelled, before submitting their application.
3.2. A student’s enrolment at MIT may be suspended or cancelled in accordance with the MIT Changes to Enrolment Policy (available at www.murdochinstitute. wa.edu.au/policies/), including on grounds of misbehaviour by the student, the student’s failure to pay amount(s) owing to MIT in accordance with this agreement or a breach of course attendance and progression by the student.
4. REFUNDS 4.1. MIT’s Refund Policy is available at www. murdochinstitute.wa.edu.au/policies/. All students must read the Refund Policy before accepting an offer of admission from MIT. Students requesting a refund are required to do so in accordance with the MIT Refund Policy. Approved refunds are paid in Australian dollars into the bank account nominated on the refund form. All refund requests will be responded to in writing and approved refunds will be paid within 14 days of written notification by MIT. For under 18 students, refunds will be paid to the parent(s) or guardian(s) of the student unless MIT receives written approval from a parent or guardian consenting for the refund to be paid directly to the student.
Tuition fees are not transferable to other students. 4.2. In all cases, the enrolment application, medical insurance, courier, Murdoch University deposit and any other service fees (such as the accommodation placement fee) are non-refundable.
4.3. Students that are accessing a FEE HELP loan from the Australian government, who wish to withdraw from their course, must do so in writing before the published census date for the course. Failure to do so may result in the student incurring a debt to the Australian government. Students should note that the census date for each Diploma program at MIT is 3 weeks from the published course start date. Further information is available at http://studyassist.gov.au/ sites/StudyAssist/. Course enrolment fees will not be refunded if a student withdraws from the subject after the census date for the trimester, except under the following circumstances: - where the student’s application for enrolment is declined by the school; - the student is prevented from studying a module or subject for reason(s) beyond the student’s control, including acts of government authorities, civil strikes and riots; or - the school cancels a subject in which the student has enrolled or where the commencement of the subject or module is postponed for more than two weeks.
4.4. In the event a student wishes to withdraw from their course, the following fees apply both to international students and students who do not have access to FEE-HELP: Notification Period Cancellation Fee More than 10 weeks before course commencement date: AUD 1,000 More than 4 weeks and up to 10 weeks before course commencement date: 40% of the course fees 40% of the course fees Less than 4 weeks before course commencement date: 70% of the course fees Less than 2 weeks after course commencement date: 80% of the course fees More than 2 weeks after course commencement date: 100% of the course fees *For the purposes of the Refund Policy, a course is deﬁned as one trimester of study, or for English programs, 24 weeks of study.
4.5. Where a student visa application is refused before the published course commencement date, all unspent tuition fees will be refunded less an administration fee of AUD 240. Where a student visa application is refused after the published course commencement date, or a student with a visa is refused a release letter from their previous provider, all unspent tuition fees will be refunded. Unused tuition fees will be calculated from the date of written notification received by MIT. No refund is due in the following cases: - Visa application rejected by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) due to submission of fraudulent documents; or - Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is cancelled due to non-compliance with visa requirements.
In all cases, the student must provide satisfactory evidence to MIT of their visa or release letter refusal (as applicable) before MIT will provide the refund amount.
4.6. If MIT cancels a student’s enrolment caused by a breach of student visa conditions or by student misconduct (including any serious breach of these Terms and Conditions or the MIT policies and procedures by the student), then no refund of tuition fees will apply. 4.7. Protection of student fees: In the unlikely event that MIT is unable to deliver a course in full, students will be offered a refund of all unspent tuition fees. This refund will be paid within 14 days of the day on which the course ceased being provided. Alternatively, students may be offered enrolment in an alternative
NOTES 43 42 course at no extra cost.
Students have the right to choose whether they would prefer a refund of unspent tuition fees or to accept a place in another course. If they choose placement in another course, students will need to sign documentation to indicate their acceptance of the placement. In the unlikely event that MIT is unable to provide a refund or place a student in an alternative course, the Tuition Protection Service (TPS) will assist the student in ﬁnding an alternative course or to get a refund if a suitable alternative is not found. Further information concerning the TPS can be found at www.tps.gov.au.
4.8. Students that cancel their enrolment may not be eligible to receive a certificate for a partially completed course from MIT. 5. INTERNATIONALSTUDENTS 5.1. Visa information: It is the responsibility of the student to arrange all applicable travel permits or visas and to have a valid passport for the whole period of study. The student may be asked to make payment for the ﬁrst study period before any of their visa documentation is issued. Visa application forms (Conﬁrmation of Enrolment) may not be issued by MIT until payment for the ﬁrst study period has been received and the enrolment agreement has been signed and returned to MIT by the student.
The enrolment agreement includes reference to the pre-arrival information and grievance procedures information and can be found on our website www. murdochinstitute.wa.edu.au.
5.2. Student visa obligations: Student visa holders are required to maintain compliance with all applicable visa conditions including providing MIT with a current residential address and telephone number at all times, maintaining satisfactory academic progress and attending a minimum of 80% of their course. Students that fail to commence their enrolled course or fail to meet the requirement for 80% attendance or satisfactory academic progress will be reported to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). Any school-aged dependants accompanying overseas students to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either a government or non-government school.
5.3. Health insurance: Health insurance is compulsory for student visa holders and their accompanying family members. Students are required to provide proof of health insurance at the time of their enrolment. Students will not receive a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) until they have obtained satisfactory health insurance for the length of their visa. The Australian government requires all students on student visas to join the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme, a health insurance plan for overseas students in Australia. Students must ensure that payment is made for compulsory OSHC before their visa is issued and that the insurance provides adequate coverage for the duration of the student’s visa.
5.4. Codes of practice: MIT abides by the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018 (the National Code) and the Educational Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 (Cth) (ESOS Act). Further information about the National Code can be obtained at internationaleducation.gov.au/ Regulatory-Information/.
5.5. Living expenses: Migration regulations in Australia require international students to show evidence that they can contribute to the cost of living and studying in Australia. Further information can be obtained at www.studyinaustralia.gov.au/en/Study-Costs or www. border.gov.au/. 6. CONSUMER PROTECTION 6.1. This agreement, and the right to make complaints and seek appeals of decisions and actions under various processes, does not affect the rights of the student to take action under the Australian Consumer Law if the Australian Consumer Law applies. 6.2. Students will be advised of any changes to these Terms and Conditions that may result from a directive of the governing body of MIT or Murdoch University, or from a change in government legislation or regulation.
Any dispute, claim or other matter arising will be subject to the laws of Western Australia. 6.3. Students who are dissatisfied with a decision made by MIT may submit a complaint to MIT in accordance with MIT’s Complaints and Appeals Policy (available at www.murdochinstitute.wa.edu.au/ policies/). If a student is dissatisfied with the outcome of a complaint and subsequent appeal, they may also submit an application for review of MIT’s decision or action to the Overseas Student Ombudsman (if they are an international student) or to a State/Territory fair trading or consumer protection agency.
7. DECLARATION Upon submitting an application to MIT, and subsequently undertaking any study at MIT, the student (or their authorised representative on the student’s behalf – if the student is under 18 years of age): 7.1. Declares that the information provided in their application form is true and complete in every detail. 7.2. Understands that giving false or incomplete information may lead to the refusal of their application or cancellation of their enrolment. 7.3. Has read and understood the published information in the MIT course information brochure and on the MIT (and Murdoch University) website and has sufficient information about MIT to enrol.
7.4. Authorises MIT to retain their photo image for identification purposes and consents to the use of any photographs or video footage taken of the student for promotional or marketing purposes, without further consent or notification.
7.5. Authorises MIT to provide Murdoch University, or any other educational institutions to which the student is seeking admission, any required relevant official records and other personal information relevant to their application or studies. The student also gives MIT permission to obtain official records from any educational institution the student has attended and from Murdoch University once their studies at MIT have finished. 7.6. For international students, the student understands that MIT will collect information during their enrolment in order to meet its obligations under the ESOS Act and the National Code and to ensure the student complies with the conditions of their visa and the student’s obligations under Australian immigration laws.
The authority to collect information is contained in the ESOS Act, ESOS Regulations and the National Code. The international student authorises MIT to provide information including personal and contact details, course enrolment details, and the circumstances of any suspected breach of their student visa conditions to the Australian Government, the Tuition Protection Service (if relevant) and any other designated authorities. The student also understands that this information can be disclosed without their consent where MIT is authorised to or required to by law.
For international students, the student has also read the information provided in relation to living expenses and they understand that the cost of living in Australia may be higher than in their own country, and the student confirms that they can meet those costs.
7.9. Understands and agrees to abide by all MIT policies and procedures (available at www. murdochinstitute.wa.edu.au/policies/). 7.10. Agrees to notify MIT in writing of their contact details, including their current residential address, mobile number (if any) and email address, and who to contact in emergency situations. The student also agrees to notify MIT in writing of any change in those details within 7 days of the change.
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