2019 Undergraduate Course Mini Guide - Murdoch University

 
2019 Undergraduate Course Mini Guide - Murdoch University
Undergraduate
Course Mini Guide   2019
2019 Undergraduate Course Mini Guide - Murdoch University
Welcome to
Murdoch University
Murdoch University is the place where free-thinking makes progress. It is the
place where independent thinking and collaborative thinking are encouraged.
Most importantly, it is the place where new ways of thinking can be found.
As a Murdoch University student, you’ll have the structure, support and space to forge your own path, so you’ll graduate not
just job ready, but life ready.
You’ll build on your knowledge and further develop your creativity and agility, so you can navigate your way through an
exciting and diverse academic experience, and beyond - to a fulfilling career and life ahead.

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TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION YOUNG UNIVERSITY
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Choosing
what to study
At Murdoch University, we have more than 80
undergraduate courses on offer, providing an extensive
selection of subject areas so you can choose a degree
best suited to your interests and goals.
Our degrees are flexible, and for most courses you can choose to:

• Study on-campus (internal) or online (external)

• Study two majors or degrees, to broaden your qualifications and choice
  of careers by learning in two fields

• Change your major, or pick up an extra major or minors along the way
  to suit your growing interests and career aspirations

• Study at your own pace by doing a unit or two per semester,
  or study full-time to complete your course in the specified time frame

To explore all Murdoch courses visit murdoch.edu.au/Study

     Not sure what to study?
     We’re here to help!
     You could:

     • Come along to Murdoch Open Day to explore our
       campus and chat to our academics. Find out more
       at murdoch.edu.au/OpenDay

     • Attend one of our Career Information
       Evenings. Find out more at murdoch.edu.au/
       FutureStudentEvents

     • Drop into our Student Centre, located at our
       Perth campus, to meet with our Future
       Students team.

     • Call 1300 687 3624 to speak with a current
       Murdoch student about your options.

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Business and Law

                                       “When I finished high school I knew I wanted to enter the business
                                       workforce, but I was unsure what I wanted to study – so I went with
                                       accounting and business law. I have now realised that it was the best
                                       decision that I could have made.
                                       The business environment is rapidly changing and evolving, and I think my
                                       course allows you to see that, and teaches you the ins and outs of not only
                                       accounting, but also the business world as a whole. There is so much more
                                       to your career then numbers and Murdoch allows you to see that.”
                                       E M M A , ACCO U N T I N G A N D B U S I N E S S L AW ST U D E N T

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Business and Law
Murdoch Business, Governance, Law and
Criminology courses are ideal for those who
dream of making the world a better place –
whether that’s through smart business, political
and legal decisions, or innovative measures to
prevent crime.
As a Murdoch Business or Law student, you will have the opportunity to:
•• Undertake internships through our dedicated Work Integrated Learning program, at some of
   Australia's and Western Australia’s leading businesses, government departments, law firms and not
   for profit organisations.
•• Participate in our MasterClass program, where you can complete an undergraduate and
   postgraduate degree at the same time. This program is the only one of its kind in Australia*.
•• Work on real cases with real clients in our nationally recognised clinical legal program.
•• Take part in our well-established mooting program to participate in simulated court proceedings,
   as well as local and international mooting competitions.
•• Study units at our partner universities across the globe.
•• Intern at multinational corporations or law organisations in Germany, Shanghai, Singapore or
   Malaysia, or take part in an international human rights program in Geneva, Switzerland.
•• Study two majors or degrees at once to graduate with more career opportunities.

RANKED                            THE
NUMBER
                                  ONLY

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                                                       M A N AG E M E N T               ONLY UNIVERSITY IN AUSTRALIA
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                                                                                        AN UNDERGRADUATE AND
                                                                                        POSTGRADUATE COURSE AT
                                            2
                                                THE GOOD UNIVERSITIES GUIDE 2018        THE SAME TIME*.

Times Higher Education Rankings by Subject 2018
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*Available to Bachelor of Commerce students and high performing students only.

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TISC             Recommended
Major                                                                 ATAR    Code    Duration ATAR Subjects
Business
Accounting (Bachelor of Business)                                     70.00   MUBUS   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Banking (Bachelor of Business)                                        70.00   MUBUS   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Business Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)                    70.00   MUSIS   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Business Law (Bachelor of Business)                                   70.00   MUBBL   3 years
Economics (Bachelor of Business)                                      70.00   MUBUS   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Finance (Bachelor of Business)                                        70.00   MUBUS   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Bachelor of Business)             70.00   MUBUS   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Human Resources Management (Bachelor of Business)                     70.00   MUBUS   3 years
International Business (Bachelor of Business)                         70.00   MUBUS   3 years
Management (Bachelor of Business)                                     70.00   MUBUS   3 years
Marketing (Bachelor of Business)                                      70.00   MUBUS   3 years
Strategic Communication (Bachelor of Communication)                   70.00   MUCOM   3 years
Commerce
Accounting (Bachelor of Commerce)                                     75.00   MUCMC   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Banking (Bachelor of Commerce)                                        75.00   MUCMC   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Business Law (Bachelor of Commerce)                                   75.00   MUCMC   3 years
Economics (Bachelor of Commerce)                                      75.00   MUCMC   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Finance (Bachelor of Commerce)                                        75.00   MUCMC   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Hospitality and Tourism Management (Bachelor of Commerce)             75.00   MUCMC   3 years   Mathematics Applications
Human Resources Management (Bachelor of Commerce)                     75.00   MUCMC   3 years
International Business (Bachelor of Commerce)                         75.00   MUCMC   3 years
Management (Bachelor of Commerce)                                     75.00   MUCMC   3 years
Marketing (Bachelor of Commerce)                                      75.00   MUCMC   3 years
Criminology
Crime Science (Bachelor of Criminology)                               70.00   MUCCS   3 years
Criminal Behaviour (Bachelor of Criminology)                          70.00   MUCCB   3 years
Legal Studies (Bachelor of Criminology)                               70.00   MUCLS   3 years
Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)               70.00   MUCAP   4 years
Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Communication                   70.00   MUCBC   4 years
Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Laws                            90.00   MULCR   5 years
Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Science                         70.00   MUCBS   4 years   Chemistry, Mathematics
(Forensic Biology and Toxicology)                                                               Applications
Governance
Global Politics and Policy (Bachelor of Arts)                         70.00   MUAPI   3 years
International Aid and Development (Bachelor of Arts)                  70.00   MUAAD   3 years
Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies (Bachelor of Arts)   70.00   MUAST   3 years
Sustainable Development (Bachelor of Arts)                            70.00   MUASU   3 years
Law
Law (Bachelor of Laws)                                                90.00   MULAW   4 years
Law Graduate Entry (Bachelor of Laws)                                 90.00   MULGL   3 years
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Arts                                   90.00   MULBA   5 years
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)                      90.00   MULAP   5 years
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Business                               90.00   MULBB   5 years
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Communication                          90.00   MULCM   5 years
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Criminology                            90.00   MULCR   5 years
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Science                                90.00   MULBS   5 years
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Science (Psychology)                   90.00   MULSP   5 years

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Business and Law

Take part in our
well-established mooting
program to participate
in simulated court
proceedings, as well as
local and international
mooting competitions.

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Creative Arts and Communication

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  $                 MILLION            AU ST R A L I A N S C R E E N
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STAT E - O F -T H E -A R T             AND RESEARCH                    I N D U ST RY
M E D I A FAC I L I T I E S            ASS O C I AT I O N              EXPERIENCE*

*Unit for approved students only

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As a Murdoch Creative Arts and Communication
             student, you will have the opportunity to complete
             internships and consultancy work with real
             organisations during your final year, meaning
             you’ll develop valuable industry networks and gain

                                                                                                                                             Creative Arts and
                                                                                                                                              Communication
             experience before you even graduate.
             As a Murdoch Creative Arts and Communication student, you will have the
             opportunity to:
             •• Work with real clients on creative concepts at our student consultancy. Our students have worked with some
                of Australia's and Western Australia’s leading not-for-profit organisations, government agencies, and fashion,
                lifestyle and FMCG brands.
             •• Undertake internships through our dedicated Work Integrated Learning program.
             •• Learn from industry experts who have worked on a wide range of film and television productions, gaming and
                animation, radio and news programming, and prominent communications campaigns, in Australia and abroad.
             •• Hone your craft in industry standard facilities, giving you access to a sound stage, television and radio studios,
                news room, digital post-production facilities and professional video and editing suites.
             •• Participate in local, national and global competitions to showcase your creative work.
             •• Study units at our partner universities across the globe.
             •• Study two majors or degrees at once to graduate with more career opportunities.

                                                                                           TISC                   Recommended
              Major                                                         ATAR           Code          Duration ATAR Subjects
              Communication
              Global Media and Communication                                70.00          MUCOM         3 years
              (Bachelor of Communication)
              Journalism (Bachelor of Communication)                        70.00          MUCOM         3 years
              Strategic Communication (Bachelor of Communication)           70.00          MUCOM         3 years
              Bachelor of Communication + Bachelor of Criminology           70.00          MUCBC         4 years
              Bachelor of Communication + Bachelor of Laws                  90.00          MULCM         5 years
              Creative Arts
              English and Creative Writing (Bachelor of Arts)               70.00          MUAEC         3 years
              Games Art and Design (Bachelor of Creative Media)             70.00          MUCME         3 years         Visual Arts
              Games Software Design and Production                          70.00          MUSIG         3 years         Mathematics
              (Bachelor of Science)                                                                                      Applications
              Graphic Design (Bachelor of Creative Media)                   70.00          MUCME         3 years         Visual Arts
              Photography (Bachelor of Creative Media)                      70.00          MUCME         3 years
              Screen Production (Bachelor of Creative Media)                70.00          MUCME         3 years
              Sound (Bachelor of Creative Media)                            70.00          MUCME         3 years
              Theatre and Drama (Bachelor of Arts)                          70.00          MUATD         3 years
              Bachelor of Creative Media + Bachelor of Communication        70.00          MUCCM         4 years

                                                          "My passion is combining creativity and collaboration

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                                                           to craft games that captivate players with sound
                                                           and motion. I chose Murdoch for its cutting-edge
                                                           facilities, but arrived to discover great inspiration.
ST U DY                                                    The passion of my peers and knowledge of my tutors
MAJORS OR                                                  help me marry sound, the science of game design
DEGREES                                                    and the beauty of art to bring my ideas to life."
AT O N C E
                                                           DA N I E L , G A M E S A R T A N D D E S I G N ST U D E N T

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Engineering

                                   G R A D UAT E
     LEARNING                                       OV E R A L L   T E AC H I N G
                                   STA R T I N G
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Embark on a career that allows you to make a
                        difference in the world. A degree in Engineering can
                        lead you to solve problems in the mining industry, find
                        new ways to control pollution in big cities or design
                        new technology that can change lives. Our Engineering
                        graduates are professional, practical and creative
                        thinkers, guided by principles of social justice and
                        sustainability.
                        As a Murdoch Engineering student, you will have the opportunity to:
                        •• Develop your skills in our nationally renowned pilot plant, one of only a few in Australia and the only
                           one of its kind in WA.
                        •• Graduate with at least eight weeks of practical placement experience.

                                                                                                                                                               Engineering
                        •• Participate in industry competitions to showcase your engineering work.
                        •• Work with industry partners to contribute to solving real-world engineering issues.
                        •• Apply for graduate membership with Engineers Australia, the Australian industry body for Engineering.
                        •• Be surrounded by leaders in sustainable energy research and development. Through the Murdoch University
                           Energy Research and Innovation Group, we have been leaders in the field for more than 20 years.

                                                                                    TISC                            Recommended ATAR
                        Major                                          ATAR         Code          Duration          Subjects
                        Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering         80.00        MUNEM         4 years           Mathematics Methods, Mathematics
                        ((Bachelor of Engineering (Honours))                                                        Specialist, Chemistry, Physics
                        Electrical Engineering: Electrical Power       80.00        MUNEL         4 years           Mathematics Methods, Mathematics
                        Engineering                                                                                 Specialist, Physics
                        ((Bachelor of Engineering (Honours))
                        Engineering Technology                         70.00        MUSET         3 years           Mathematics Methods, Mathematics
                        (Bachelor of Science)                                                                       Specialist, Physics
                        Environmental Engineering                      80.00        MUNEE         4 years           Mathematics Methods, Mathematics
                        ((Bachelor of Engineering (Honours))                                                        Specialist, Chemistry, Physics
                        Electrical Engineering: Industrial Computer    80.00        MUNEL         4 years           Mathematics Methods, Mathematics
                        Systems Engineering                                                                         Specialist, Physics
                        ((Bachelor of Engineering (Honours))
                        Electrical Engineering: Instrumentation        80.00        MUNEL         4 years           Mathematics Methods, Mathematics
                        and Control Engineering                                                                     Specialist, Physics
                        ((Bachelor of Engineering (Honours))
                        Electrical Engineering: Renewable Energy       80.00        MUNEL         4 years           Mathematics Methods, Mathematics
                        Engineering                                                                                 Specialist, Physics
                        ((Bachelor of Engineering (Honours))
                        Mathematics and Statistics                     70.00        MUSMA         3 years           Mathematics Specialist
                        (Bachelor of Science)
                        Mineral Science (Bachelor of Science)          70.00        MUSMI         3 years           Chemistry, Mathematics Methods,
                                                                                                                    Mathematics Specialist

                                                                    “I would like to work in a processing plant, be it oil and

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                                                                    gas, chemical production or even pharmaceuticals as
$                                                                   a control systems engineer. But who knows what the
                                                                    future may bring – I may find myself working in a field
MILLION                                                             that I have not even considered. Murdoch has given
                                                                    me the ability to chase opportunities that I don’t even
    I N D U ST RY                                                   know exist yet. My time here has taught me more than
    STA N DA R D                                                    just what I need to know – I have learnt how to learn,
    FAC I L I T I E S                                               something that I know I will never stop doing.”
                                                                    M I TC H E L L , I N ST R U M E N TAT I O N & CO N T R O L A N D I N D U ST R I A L
                                                                    CO M P U T E R SYST E M S E N G I N E E R I N G ST U D E N T

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Health

SPORT SCIENCE
PROGRAMS RANKED
A M O N G ST

THE BEST
I N T H E WO R L D 1

O N LY I N T E G R AT E D
EXERCISE
PHYSIOLOGY
Q UA L I F I C AT I O N I N WA

O N LY F U L LY ACC R E D I T E D
CHIROPRACTIC
COURSE
I N WA

    G R A D UAT E
    STA R T I N G
      SA L A RY
        NURSING &
      P SYC H O LO GY 2

                                                       “Over my later years of high school, I started to become more and more
                                                       interested in health and fitness. I’m naturally a people person, and so
      ST U D E N T                                     combining these two made me look at a career in health care.
      SUPPORT
        NURSING2
                                                       As the only Western Australian university offering a Chiropractic course,
                                                       Murdoch was the obvious choice. During Year 12 I visited Murdoch at an
                                                       open day and I really liked the relaxed atmosphere on campus.”
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  Shanghai Ranking’s Global Ranking of Sport Science
Schools and Departments 2017                           J E D, C H I R O P R AC T I C S C I E N C E ST U D E N T
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Murdoch Health graduates have a strong theoretical
and practical foundation, with the knowledge and
breadth of skills needed to provide care and expertise
across a broad spectrum of areas, preparing them for
a rewarding career.
As a Murdoch Health student, you will have the opportunity to:
•• Undertake practical placements with our industry partners as part of your degree.
•• Prepare for your practical placements by developing your nursing skills on life-like mannequins in high-tech simulation
   suites and in clinical teaching wards.
•• Prepare for a career as a chiropractor by treating real patients in our on-campus clinic.
•• Visit remote areas of Western Australia to provide chiropractic care to Indigenous communities.
•• Travel to Africa, Asia and the United Kingdom to complete nursing placements.
•• Gain hands on experience in our $4-million sports science facility, complete with equipment that is fit for use
   by elite athletes.
•• Gain skills and qualifications in coaching and officiating through our partnering sport bodies.

                                                                                          Recommended ATAR
 Major                                         ATAR        TISC Code Duration             Subjects
 Biomedical Science (Bachelor of Science)      70.00       MUSBM           3 years        Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics
                                                                                          Methods, Physics
 Chiropractic Science (Bachelor of Science     70.00       MUSCP           5 years        Mathematics Methods, Chemistry,
 + Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic)                                                     Physics, Human Biology, Biology

                                                                                                                              Health
 Clinical Laboratory Science                   70.00       MUSCL           3 years        Chemistry, Mathematics
 (Bachelor of Science)                                                                    Applications
 Genetics and Molecular Biology                70.00       MUSMB           3 years        Chemistry, Mathematics
 (Bachelor of Science)                                                                    Applications
 Laboratory Medicine (Bachelor of Science      70.00       MUSLA           4 years        Chemistry, Mathematics Methods,
 + Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine)                                                       Human Biology or Biology
 Nursing (Bachelor of Nursing) –               70.00       MPNUR (SL)      3 years        Mathematics Applications,
 Mandurah campus                                                                          Chemistry, Human Biology
                                                           MPNUM (NSL)
                                                           MPNUE (EN)
 Nursing (Bachelor of Nursing) –               70.00       MUNUR (SL)      3 years        Mathematics Applications,
 Perth campus                                                                             Chemistry, Human Biology
                                                           MUNUM (NSL)
                                                           MUNUE (EN)
 Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical             70.00       MUEHP           4 years
 Education (Bachelor of Education)
 Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)                 70.00       MUAPC           3 years
 Psychology (Bachelor of Arts) +               70.00       MUCAP           4 years
 Bachelor of Criminology
 Psychology (Bachelor of Arts) +               90.00       MULAP           5 years
 Bachelor of Laws
 Psychology (Bachelor of Science)              70.00      MUSPS            3 years        Mathematics Methods
 Psychology (Bachelor of Science) +            90.00      MULSP            5 years        Mathematics Methods
 Bachelor of Laws
 Sport and Exercise Science                    70.00      MUSSC            3 years        Human Biology, Physical Education
 (Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science)                                                 Studies
 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science +      70.00      MUSXP            4 years        Human Biology, Physical Education
 Clinical Exercise Physiology                                                             Studies
 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science +      70.00      MUSSP            4 years        Human Biology, Physical Education
 Bachelor of Science (Psychology)                                                         Studies, Mathematics Methods
SL = School Leaver
NSL = Non School Leaver
EN = Enrolled Nurse

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Science

O N LY U N I V E R S I T Y I N

WA
                               TO O F F E R V E T E R I N A RY
                               SCIENCE AND FORENSIC
                               B I O LO GY A N D TOX I CO LO GY

B E S U R R O U N D E D BY S O M E O F
T H E B E ST S C I E N T I F I C M I N DS I N
AU ST R A L I A . THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT RANKS OUR                                           “I love learning how things
RESEARCH AS ABOVE OR WELL ABOVE WORLD CLASS IN AREAS INCLUDING                                  work and interact, especially
CLINICAL SCIENCES, MEDICAL & HEALTH SCIENCES AND GENETICS.                                      on the microscopic scale.
EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AUSTRALIA 2015                                                           The feeling of finally
                                                                                                understanding something
                                                                                                after working and thinking
                                                                                                long and hard on the topic is
                                                                                                really gratifying. My passion
                                                                                                is to work in the research and
                                                                                                development of renewable
                                                                                                energy technologies to help
                                                                                                reduce human reliance on
                                                                                                fossil fuels, help combat the
    G R A D UAT E                           OV E R A L L                  LEARNER               destruction and degradation
    STA R T I N G                          EXPERIENCE1                 E N G AG E M E N T 1     of world ecosystems due to
     SA L A RY 1                                                                                pollution and climate change,
                                            E N V I R O N M E N TA L       V E T E R I N A RY
    E N V I R O N M E N TA L                  STUDIES AND                     SCIENCE           and provide cheap electricity
          STUDIES,                            AG R I C U LT U R E                               and technology to developing
      AG R I C U LT U R E
    A N D V E T E R I N A RY
                                                                                                countries.”
          SCIENCE
                                                                                                J U ST I N , P H YS I C S A N D
                                                                                                N A N OT E C H N O LO GY ST U D E N T
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Murdoch science courses are ideal for those who wish to tackle
some of the most significant social and scientific challenges of our
time – from addressing food shortages, climate change and mental
health epidemics, to influencing politics and government.
As a Murdoch Science student, you will have the opportunity to:
•• Learn at our on-campus farm, veterinary hospital, equine centre, and high-tech teaching surgery, as well as have the chance to study at
   our Tropical Marine Research Centre on the Ningaloo Reef.
•• Complete practical placements at organisations like Perth Zoo, Cat Haven and the WA Department of Agriculture and Food.
•• Create new materials for the medical, engineering, energy and telecommunications sectors in our nanotechnology laboratories,
   using industry-standard equipment.
•• Study units at our partner universities across the globe.
•• Study two majors or degrees at once to graduate with more career opportunities.

                                                                              TISC
 Major                                                              ATAR      Code        Duration Recommended ATAR Subjects
 Environmental and Conservation Sciences
 Conservation and Wildlife Biology (Bachelor of Science)            70.00    MUSCW         3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 Environmental Management and Sustainability                        70.00     MUSEM        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 (Bachelor of Science)
 Environmental Science (Bachelor of Science)                        70.00     MUSES        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 Marine Biology (Bachelor of Science)                               70.00     MUSBI        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 Marine Science (Bachelor of Science)                               70.00     MUSMS        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 Medical, Molecular and Health Sciences
 Biomedical Science (Bachelor of Science)                           70.00     MUSBM        3 years     Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Methods, Physics
 Chiropractic Science                                               70.00     MUSCP        5 years     Mathematics Methods, Chemistry, Physics,
 (Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic)                                             Human Biology, Biology
 Clinical Laboratory Science (Bachelor of Science)                  70.00     MUSCL        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 Crime Science (Bachelor of Criminology)                            70.00     MUCCS        3 years
 Forensic Biology and Toxicology (Bachelor of Science)              70.00     MUSFB        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications

                                                                                                                                                          Science
 Genetics and Molecular Biology (Bachelor of Science)               70.00     MUSMB        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 Laboratory Medicine                                                70.00     MUSLA        4 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Methods, Human
 (Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine)                                               Biology or Biology
 Psychology (Bachelor of Science)                                   70.00     MUSPS        3 years     Mathematics Methods
 Psychology (Bachelor of Science) + Bachelor of Laws                90.00     MULSP        5 years
 Sport and Exercise Science                                         70.00     MUSSC        3 years     Human Biology, Physical Education Studies
 (Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science)
 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science + Clinical Exercise         70.00     MUSXP        4 years     Human Biology, Physical Education Studies
 Physiology
 Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science + Bachelor of Science       70.00     MUSSP        4 years     Human Biology, Physical Education Studies,
 (Psychology)                                                                                          Mathematics Methods
 Physical Sciences
 Chemistry (Bachelor of Science)                                    70.00     MUSCH        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Methods, Physics
 Mathematics and Statistics (Bachelor of Science)                   70.00     MUSMA        3 years     Mathematics Specialist
 Mineral Science (Bachelor of Science)                              70.00     MUSMI        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Methods, Mathematics
                                                                                                       Specialist
 Physics and Nanotechnology (Bachelor of Science)                   70.00     MUSPN        3 years     Mathematics Specialist, Physics
 Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
 Animal Health (Bachelor of Science)                                70.00     MUSAH        3 years     Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Methods
 Animal Science (Bachelor of Science)                               70.00     MUSAS        3 years     Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Methods
 Biological Sciences (Bachelor of Science)                          70.00     MUSBS        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 Crop and Pasture Science (Bachelor of Science)                     70.00     MUSPC        3 years     Chemistry, Mathematics Applications
 Veterinary Science                                                 98.00* MUSVB (SL)      5 years     Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics Methods, Physics
 (Bachelor of Science + Doctor of Veterinary Medicine)
                                                                            MUSVV (NSL)
 Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Laws                             90.00     MULBS        5 years
*2017 minimum, SL = School Leaver, NSL = Non School Leaver

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Social and
Cultural Studies

                               “I have experienced real world learning both domestically and internationally whilst
                               studying at Murdoch. I was a part of the Australian Consortium for In-Country
                               Indonesia Studies (ACICIS) six-week Business Professional Practicum in Jakarta.
                               I undertook two weeks of intensive language studies at Atma Jaya Catholic
                               University and was fortunate enough to complete my four-week internship at
                               the Western Australia Trade and Investment Office. This experience gave me the
                               opportunity to apply the language skills I had acquired throughout my course and
                               be exposed to international business in Jakarta.”
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    TOP 10
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A N D L I N G U I ST I C S
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H I STO RY, P H I LO S O P H Y                                                                   SA L A RY 2
A N D T H E O LO GY
                                                                                                 L A N G UAG E S ,
                                                                                               HUMANITIES AND
                                                      G LO B A L                               SOCIAL SCIENCES
POLITICS AND
I N T E R N AT I O N A L
                                                      INTERNSHIP
ST U D I E S                                          OPPORTUNITIES

Times Higher Education Rankings by Subject 2018 (201-250 category)
1

The Good Universities Guide 2018
2

If you care about people and want to inspire change in the
world, Social and Cultural Studies is your chance to make
a difference. Our Bachelor of Arts degree embraces new
directions in teaching and practice-based learning to train
the thinkers and researchers of the 21st century.
As a Murdoch Social and Cultural Studies student, you will have the opportunity to:
•• Undertake internships through our dedicated Work Integrated Learning program, with community groups, non-government
   agencies, or government agencies, on projects and campaigns designed to help generate positive change in people’s lives.
•• Step out of the traditional learning environment into student exchange programs and overseas immersions.
•• Perform and produce shows at our on-campus Nexus Theatre, home to some of Western Australia’s best emerging talents.
•• Study two majors or degrees at once to graduate with more career opportunities.

    Major                                                                 ATAR             TISC Code          Duration
    Community Development (Bachelor of Arts)                              70.00            MUACD**            3 years

                                                                                                                              Social and Cultural
    Criminal Behaviour (Bachelor of Criminology)                          70.00            MUCCB              3 years
    English and Creative Writing (Bachelor of Arts)                       70.00            MUAEC**            3 years

                                                                                                                                   Studies
    Global Politics and Policy (Bachelor of Arts)                         70.00            MUAPI              3 years
    History (Bachelor of Arts)                                            70.00            MUAHI**            3 years
    Indonesian (Bachelor of Arts)                                         70.00            MUAIN**            3 years
    International Aid and Development (Bachelor of Arts)                  70.00            MUAAD              3 years
    Japanese (Bachelor of Arts)                                           70.00            MUAJS**            3 years
    Philosophy (Bachelor of Arts)                                         70.00            MUAPH**            3 years
    Psychology (Bachelor of Arts)                                         70.00            MUAPC              3 years
    Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies (Bachelor of Arts)   70.00            MUAST              3 years
    Sustainable Development (Bachelor of Arts)                            70.00            MUASU              3 years
    Theatre and Drama (Bachelor of Arts)                                  70.00            MUATD**            3 years
    Tourism and Events (Bachelor of Arts)*                                70.00            MUATE**            3 years
    Bachelor of Arts + Bachelor of Laws                                   90.00            MULBA              5 years
    Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Communication                   70.00            MUCBC              4 years
    Bachelor of Criminology + Bachelor of Laws                            90.00            MULCR              5 years
Recommended ATAR subjects not applicable
*Subject to approval for 2019
**Subject to change for 2019

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Teaching

                                   1 ST                                CO U R S E S
                                   UNI V E R S I T Y                   R E CO G N I S E D      EARN WHILE
                                   I N AU ST R A L I A TO O F F E R    BY T H E
                                                                                               YO U L E A R N
                                   S I M U L AT E D C L A SS R O O M   T E AC H E R
    G R A D UAT E                                                      R E G I ST R AT I O N
                                                                                               WITH OUR
                                   T E AC H I N G T E C H N O LO GY                            O N E -Y E A R
    STA R T I N G                                                      B OA R D O F WA
     SA L A RY 1                                                                               INTERNSHIP

The Good Universities Guide 2018
1

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Inspire the next generation and help them to
                 discover the world with an Education degree
                 from Murdoch. Ask any of your own teachers and
                 you’ll discover there’s much more to teaching
                 than standing in front of a class of students. We
                 will enable you to develop knowledge, skills and
                 capabilities to become an effective and inspiring
                 educator though the support of our experienced
                 academics.
                 As a Murdoch Teaching student, you will have the opportunity to:
                 •• Study one of WA’s most established teaching degrees. We have been helping students become confident,
                    skilled and resilient teachers since 1975.
                 •• Learn using innovative technologies that simulate real-life classroom situations, so you feel ready to tackle
                    your practical placements.
                 •• Experience teaching placements in international schools in Singapore, Thailand or China, as well as volunteer
                    placements in India.
                 •• Take part in our nationally recognised one-year internship program, the longest sustainable internship
                    program in Western Australia.
                 •• Complete practical placements in metropolitan, regional, rural, remote schools, multicultural and
                    international schools.
                 •• Gain accredited coaching qualifications alongside your degree.

                                                                                                                 TISC
                  Major                                                                           ATAR           Code         Duration
                  Early Childhood and Primary Teaching (Bachelor of Education)                    70.00          MUECP        4 years
                  Primary Teaching (Bachelor of Education)                                        70.00          MUEPT        4 years
                  Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (Bachelor of Education)             70.00          MUEHP        4 years
                  Secondary Teaching (Bachelor of Education)*                                     70.00          TBC*         4 years
                  Bachelor of Education (Secondary) + Bachelor of Arts                            70.00          MUEBA        5 years
                  Bachelor of Education (Secondary) + Bachelor of Science                         70.00          MUEBS        5 years
                 Recommended ATAR subjects not applicable
                 *Course pending approval for 2019

                                                                 “Studying Education at Murdoch has allowed
                                                                  me to see the potential in education to make

 585+                                                             positive and lasting changes in a person’s life
                                                                                                                                             Teaching

                                                                  and the wider community. It has made me
                                                                  realise even more that my role as a (future)
HOURS
                                                                  teacher is an important responsibility, as well
T E AC H I N G
                                                                  as being a rewarding career.”
EXPERIENCE
                                                                  J E SS I C A , E D U C AT I O N ( S E CO N DA RY ) A N D
                                                                  E N G L I S H & C R E AT I V E W R I T I N G ST U D E N T

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Technology

T E C H N O LO GY I S                                      I T CO U R S E S
ONE OF THE                                                 ACC R E D I T E D
                                                           BY T H E
    FASTEST
    GROWING                                                 AUSTRALIAN
                                                            COMPUTER
I N D U ST R I E S I N                                      SOCIETY
AU ST R A L I A 1

                                                                                               “For my final year project,
                                                                                               I have been working in a team of six
                                                                                               students from various ICT majors.
                                                                                               Using our combined knowledge, we
                                                                                               are working with Optika Solutions
WA ' S TO P                                                                                    to develop a virtual reality data
                                                                                               visualisation application that
CHOICE FOR                                                                                     allows medical professionals to

    IT
            2
                                                                                               collaboratively interact with medical
                                                                                               data in a unique way. Managing the
                                                            S K I L L S D E V E LO P M E N T
                                                                I N CO M P U T I N G &         expectations and requirements of
                                                                   I N F O R M AT I O N        a client to develop and deliver a
                                                                       SYST E M S 3            usable product is an exceptionally
                                                                                               useful experience that Murdoch has
                                                                                               provided me.”
                                                                                               LU K E , CO M P U T E R S C I E N C E & G A M E S
1
 2017 Occupational Projections, Department of Employment
2
 TISC Application Data 2016                                                                    T E C H N O LO GY ST U D E N T
3
  The Good Universities Guide 2018

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When you use technology to power creative solutions, you’ll
be able to make a real difference to the economic and social
wellbeing of our society. Our students have addressed some
of our biggest issues: they’ve helped make our WiFi more
reliable, they’ve built robots, and they even made apps that
improve patients’ recovery time from strokes.
As a Murdoch Technology student, you will have the opportunity to:
•• Study courses that have been developed in conjunction with an industry advisory panel, with representatives from
   some of WA’s biggest energy companies and banks, government departments and internet service providers.
•• Take project-based units, where you’ll work in a team and consult with real clients to recommend, develop and
   implement new technologies that solve business problems.
•• Undertake internships through our dedicated Work Integrated Learning program.
•• Choose your major at the end of your first year, so you can explore all the fields of IT before you specialise.
•• Participate in national competitions like the Hackathon or Cyber Security Challenge Australia.
•• Learn in our brand new IT lab.
•• Take units that will prepare you for industry certification exams.
•• Study units at our partner universities across the globe.
•• Study two majors or degrees at once to graduate with more career opportunities.

                                                                                  TISC                         Recommended
 Major                                                              ATAR          Code          Duration       ATAR Subjects
 Business Information Systems (Bachelor of Science)                 70.00         MUSIS         3 years        Mathematics Applications
 Computer Science (Bachelor of Science)                             70.00         MUSCS         3 years        Mathematics Applications
 Cyber Security and Forensics (Bachelor of Science)                 70.00         MUSIF         3 years        Mathematics Applications
 Engineering Technology (Bachelor of Science)                       70.00         MUSET         3 years        Mathematics Methods,
                                                                                                               Mathematics Specialist,
                                                                                                               Physics
 Games Software Design and Production (Bachelor of Science)         70.00         MUSIG         3 years        Mathematics Applications
 Games Technology (Bachelor of Science)                             70.00         MUSIT         3 years        Mathematics Applications
 Internetworking and Network Security (Bachelor of Science)         70.00         MUSIW         3 years        Mathematics Applications
 Mobile and Web Application Development                             70.00         MUSIN         3 years
 (Bachelor of Science)
 Physics and Nanotechnology                                         70.00         MUSPN         3 years        Mathematics Specialist,
 (Bachelor of Science)                                                                                         Physics

                                                                                                                                          Technology

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Standard entry pathways

Whether you’re a recent school leaver or not, there are a number
of standard admission pathways into an undergraduate degree at
Murdoch that take into account your previous education, training
and experience.

To find out more about our standard entry pathways visit
murdoch.edu.au/StandardEntry

Using your ATAR                                                              Using your International Baccalaureate (IB) score
Our standard entry requirement is an ATAR of 70.00 and for some courses      As an IB graduate, it’s easy to apply for one of our many courses at
it’s higher. We have no prerequisite subjects for any of our degrees, but    Murdoch. To qualify for your chosen degree, you will need to achieve
you must have your WA Certificate of Education (WACE) (or interstate         English Language Competency and the minimum IB score required for
equivalent), a pass in an ATAR English subject and the ATAR required         your course. At Murdoch, most courses require an IB English score of
for your chosen course. If you didn’t receive an ATAR high enough for        3 or more in Higher Level (HL) or 4 or more in Standard Level (SL). The
entry, or didn’t pass English, don’t worry – there are still ways to study   minimum IB score for a majority of courses is 24. However, a score of 27
at Murdoch. We offer alternative pathways that take into account your        is required for Engineering (Honours), 33 for Law and 38 for Veterinary
previous education, experience and your commitment to learning.              Science.

ATAR RISE                                                                    Using your Special Tertiary Admissions Test
Our ATAR RISE will increase the Murdoch University Selection Rank for        (STAT) score
eligible students to support access to university for students from          If you are under 20 years of age and needing to demonstrate English
regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds.                     Language Competency, you may be invited or can apply for special
                                                                             permission from Murdoch to sit the written component of the STAT test
If you achieved an ATAR of 60.00 or greater, and passed an ATAR English
                                                                             for university entry. A score of 140 is required to successfully
subject, a Murdoch RISE bonus of up to 10.00 points may help you get
                                                                             demonstrate English Language Competency.
into your preferred course. There’s no application or need to register.
If you are eligible, the bonus is automatically added to your unadjusted     If you’re at least 20 years old and don’t meet our entry requirements,
ATAR score when you apply through TISC or directly to Murdoch. For           you can sit the STAT and be eligible for most courses at Murdoch. To be
more information visit murdoch.edu.au/MurdochATARRISE                        eligible for admission you will need to achieve a score of at least 140
                                                                             in the written section and 135 in the multiple choice or quantitative
                                                                             sections.

                                                                             Using your TAFE/VET qualifications
                                                                             If you have a Certificate IV VET qualification and can demonstrate English
Did you know that if you studied a Language                                  Language Competency, you are eligible to apply for direct entry to most
Other Than English (LOTE), Mathematics                                       courses at Murdoch. If you have a Diploma or higher you may be eligible
Methods or Mathematics Specialist subject                                    for advanced standing, which could reduce the duration of your degree.
during Year 12 you will receive a Tertiary
Entrance Aggregate bonus? This means that                                    Transferring from another university
10% of your final scaled score/s will be added                               If you have successfully completed university studies at another
to your Tertiary Entrance Aggregate, from                                    institution equivalent to two units or more, you can apply to transfer
                                                                             to Murdoch University.
which the Australian Tertiary Admission Rank
(ATAR) is derived. Find out more at tisc.edu.au

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Alternative entry pathways

OnTrack                                                                        Pre-Law
OnTrack is a 14-week university preparation course, designed for people        If you are a mature age applicant wanting to pursue a Murdoch Law
who do not qualify for direct entry into Murdoch. The program will             degree but don’t meet the entry requirements, you can apply for our
strengthen your academic skills and understanding of university life and       Pre-Law night course. If you complete the course at credit level (at least a
study. Upon successful completion, you can move directly into most             60% average) you will be offered direct entry into the Bachelor of Laws.
Murdoch courses requiring an ATAR of 70.00.                                    For more information visit murdoch.edu.au/Law

OnTrack Sprint                                                                 LAW START
OnTrack Sprint is a four-week university preparation program that will         LAW START is an entry pathway that will not use your ATAR score as basis
qualify you to study most Murdoch courses requiring an ATAR of 70.00.          for entry. This pathway is for academically capable students who have
If you have received an ATAR between 60.00 – 69.95 and passed an ATAR          excelled at school in one or more ATAR subjects that have a strong focus
English subject or received an ATAR of 70.00 or higher but just missed out     on essay writing and communication skills.
on passing an ATAR English subject, you can enrol in OnTrack Sprint in the
                                                                               To be considered for admission via this pathway you will need to submit
Summer break and start in your chosen course the following semester.
                                                                               a LAW START nomination form, a personal statement of up to 500 words,
                                                                               supporting documentation of your academic ability (school reports) and
FlexiTrack                                                                     nominate Murdoch’s Bachelor of Laws as your first preference through
FlexiTrack is an online university preparation course, designed for people     TISC. Applicants will also be required to attend and participate in a
who do not qualify for direct entry into Murdoch. FlexiTrack will help you     mandatory workshop on-campus and complete a written assessment.
develop the skills you need to study at university level and will qualify      For more information visit murdoch.edu.au/Law
you to study most Murdoch courses requiring an ATAR of 70.00. You can
study intensively over 10 weeks, full-time over 20 weeks, or part-time over    Extenuating circumstances
12 months, and start your university degree in the following semester.
                                                                               We understand that your pathway to university may not be a smooth
                                                                               one. If your education has been compromised by genuine hardship which
K-Track                                                                        has meant you’ve missed out on qualifying for an undergraduate course,
K-Track, run by the Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre, is a 14-week university        we’ll take your circumstances into account.
preparation program that provides an alternative entry pathway to
Indigenous students. Upon successful completion, you can move directly         Mature Age Pathway (MAP)
into most Murdoch courses requiring an ATAR of 70.00. For more
                                                                               If you do not have the academic requirements to be admitted to a course
information visit murdoch.edu.au/KTrack
                                                                               but are passionate about a field of study and feel you have relevant
                                                                               work and life experience, then the Murdoch Mature Age Pathway (MAP)
Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC)                                   is for you. MAP involves an assessment of an applicant’s work and life
Murdoch Institute of Technology is an on-campus pathway college that           experience and an interview to determine if they’re suitable for admission
offers the MUPC, a foundation-level course combining the essentials of         to a course.
Years 11 and 12 to provide you with the knowledge and academic skills          This pathway is not available for courses with an ATAR above 70 or for
required for university study. Upon successful completion, you will be         Nursing or Chiropractic Science. It will also not be available to those who
able to apply for most undergraduate courses at Murdoch. For more              apply within 2 weeks before semester commencement.
information visit murdochinstitute.wa.edu.au

Creative Portfolio
Murdoch’s Creative Portfolio entry pathway is for aspiring arts students who
wish to enrol in the Bachelor of Arts, Creative Media or Communications.
Entry is assessed on the basis of a creative portfolio which demonstrates
a student’s potential for creative aptitude in English and Creative Writing,
Games Art and Design, Graphic Design, Journalism, Photography, Screen
Production, Sound, Strategic Communication, and Theatre and Drama.
For more information visit portfolio.murdoch.edu.au

    To find out more about our alternative entry pathways visit
    murdoch.edu.au/Pathways

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How and when
                                                                                                               to apply
                                                                                                               Applications for Semester 1
                                                                                                               To begin study in Semester 1, apply online through the TISC website at
                                                                                                               tisc.edu.au
                                                                                                               Applications though TISC are generally open in mid-August and are due at
                                                                                                               the end of September of each year. If you apply after the due date, you will
Perth campus                                                                                                   incur a late fee, so make sure your application is in before the deadline.

90 South Street,                                                                                               First round offers are made mid-January.
Murdoch WA 6150
                                                                                                               Applications for Semester 2
                                                                                                               To begin study in Semester 2, apply online directly to Murdoch University
Rockingham campus                                                                                              at murdoch.edu.au/Apply/Undergraduate
Dixon Road,                                                                                                    For most courses, applications close during the second week of Semester 2.
Rockingham WA 6168

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Education Drive,                                                                                               for), then after you accept your Murdoch offer, you can add your second
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