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2011 International Undergraduate Prospectus


Contents

Discoverers welcome ..........................................................................1 Why Murdoch?..................................................................................2 Undergraduate Fees and entry requirements .........................................4 What our students say ........................................................................10 Murdoch Campuses ...........................................................................12 Perth, Western Australia .....................................................................14 Accommodation ................................................................................18 Support for international students ........................................................20 Academic pathways on campus ...........................................................21 Academic pathways off campus ...........................................................22 Semester dates ..................................................................................23 English requirements ..........................................................................23

Courses Biological Sciences and Biotechnology ......................................... 24 Murdoch Business School ........................................................... 29 Chemical and Mathematical Sciences ........................................... 36 Chiropractic and Sports Science ................................................... 38 Education ................................................................................. 41

On the cover:

Engineering and Energy ............................................................. 44

Aki Katayama

Environmental Science ............................................................... 49

Murdoch Bachelor of Arts student from Japan

Information Technology ............................................................. 51 Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre ......................................................... 55 Law .......................................................................................... 56 Media Communication and Culture ............................................. 59 Nursing .................................................................................... 63 Pharmacy ................................................................................. 65 Psychology ............................................................................... 66 Social Sciences and Humanities ................................................... 67 Sustainability ............................................................................ 75 Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences ............................................. 78

Application process ............................................................................81

The information contained in this publication was correct as at 25 June 2010, but is subject to amendment without notice. The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any units or courses if the number of students enrolled in these falls below limits set by the University. Š 2010 Murdoch University This publication is copyright. Except as permitted by the Copyright Act no part of it may in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or any other means be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or be broadcast or transmitted without the prior permission of the publisher.

Refund policy ....................................................................................82 Application form................................................................................83 Campus map .....................................................................................88

This publication has been printed on environmentally friendly stock from sustainable managed forests.


Discoverers Welcome

Murdoch University has an outstanding reputation as an institution that provides students with a quality education and recognised academic standing within an engaging and caring environment. We are

foster those qualities of imagination and

We have a global outlook and you will mix

committed to excellence in teaching and

independence of mind on which professional

with people from more than 100 countries

research within an international context and

and personal development depend.

on campuses where equality for all is woven

next step on a path of lifelong learning.

Murdoch is one of the leading research universities in Australia. Backing this are

into the very fabric. Murdoch students are also able to build a service element into their university experience by participating

Education at Murdoch is about creating

our links with a range of industry partners

opportunities for your future. Our admissions

such as Wesfarmers Energy and the Western

policy provides alternative entry paths for

Australian Department of Agriculture. This

students from non-traditional academic

ensures that our research work has national

backgrounds. Among these is the Murdoch

and international relevance which, in turn,

University Preparation Course (MUPC)

informs and strengthens our teaching

offered through the Murdoch Institute of

programs, keeping our students at the

We will help prepare you for a fulfilling

Technology, based on the South Street

leading edge of their discipline and aligned

and exciting life as part of a local and

campus. This program is designed to

to current and future industry needs.

global community and encourage you

prepare students for direct entry into our wide range of undergraduate courses.

Development of a consolidated threecampus institution through the Western

Students enjoy their time at Murdoch,

Australian south-west corridor of Perth, with

both academically and socially. We have

campuses at Murdoch, Rockingham and

an Australia-wide reputation for teaching

Peel, ensures that the University is able to

recognised by our success in gaining a

provide outstanding education and research

five-star rating for Student Satisfaction from

opportunities based on the unique alliances

the Good Universities Guide 13 times. One

forged with municipal councils and industry

of the reasons for this outstanding record

partners. Indeed, our research partners are

is the particular attention Murdoch has

joined by three secondary colleges and

always paid to both quality teaching and to

a retirement village within the Murdoch

generating an enthusiasm for learning not

precinct – important recognition of the affinity

bound by traditional ways of doing things.

they have with Murdoch’s ideals and values.

In addition to innovative programs, Murdoch

We also see each student’s time at

provides a flexible degree structure that allows

Murdoch as more than just getting a

you to tailor your course to suit your specific

degree – we emphasise the value of

needs. Importantly, we provide an education

the whole University experience. Our

that encourages you to think independently

campuses and staff are accessible,

and critically and that is designed to

welcoming, conducive, and friendly.

in one of the many public services we offer, including the well established Psychology and Veterinary Clinics, the Chiropractic Clinic and the Southern Communities Advocacy and Legal Education Service (SCALES).

to think of your university days as an introduction to lifelong learning and the development of an inquiring mind. For these reasons Murdoch is the University of choice for our students and staff and we look forward to welcoming you aboard.

Professor John Yovich AM Vice Chancellor Discoverers Welcome

Murdoch provides the ideal place to take the

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Why Murdoch?

With a student population of over 18,000, including 3,000 international students, Murdoch is a dynamic, modern university with a national reputation for excellence in teaching, research and student satisfaction. Murdoch provides the ideal place to take the next step on the lifelong path of learning.

Murdoch provides excellent studentstaff ratios, state-of-the art facilities and outstanding student support services, so it’s no surprise that Murdoch University has achieved a 5-star rating for Graduate Satisfaction on 13 occasions*. But that’s only the start:

Education at Murdoch is about creating opportunities for your future. We have a flexible admissions policy that provides

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Why Murdoch?

alternative entry paths for students from non-traditional academic backgrounds. We also have an adaptable undergraduate degree structure, so you can broaden your qualifications (and your choice of careers) by taking a double-or even a triple-major.

2

Murdoch is one of the leading research universities in Australia. Our research work has national and international relevance which, in turn, informs and strengthens our teaching programs, keeping our students at the leading edge of their disciplines and aligned to current and future industry needs.

2

At Murdoch, the combination of double majors is limited only by your imagination! You can choose to combine majors across Faculties for a totally unique degree. Why not take Psychology with Marketing? Hospitality and Tourism with Public Relations? Forensic Science with Criminology? Or how about Finance with Cyberforensics? In many cases, you can still complete your degree in just three years and with little extra cost! At Murdoch, flexibility is what we’re all about. The new AU$35 million Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases (IIID) at Murdoch University is partially funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and provides state-of-the-

art facilities to continue research into preventing and reducing the impact of diseases worldwide, and to advance medical and scientific knowledge. 3

Murdoch has achieved above average rankings for Research Intensivity, Teaching Quality, Generic Skills, Overall Student Satisfaction, Getting a Full Time Job and Gender Balance**

4

Murdoch is the winner of 4 prestigious awards including the Australian Prime Minister’s Award for University Teaching.

5

Murdoch is home to a state-of-theart Media Arts Centre, which boasts facilities such as two digital TV studios, a News Room, a Print Journalism Space, Radio Studios, video edit suites, recording studios, surround sound suites and much more.


Murdoch University’s premier Veterinary Science course was the first veterinary course in Australia to achieve American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accreditation. Murdoch has a veterinary

9

Murdoch has an Environmental Technology Centre on-campus, which is the United Nations Environment Programme International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP-IETC) Asia Pacific Cooperation Research Centre. Murdoch was one of the first Universities in Australia to offer Environmental Science.

10

The Engineering School at Murdoch boasts an Engineering pilot plant and a six-month industry internship program, designed to produce work-ready, highly-skilled graduates.

11

Murdoch’s Chiropractic Clinic is a teaching clinic open to the general public. It features state-of-the-art digital radiology and a large, fully-equipped

clinic, teaching hospital and large animal farms at its main campus on South Street. 7

Murdoch is home to a purposebuilt $AU3.7 million Law Building, complete with an electronic Moot Court and Law Clinic. In its first five graduating classes, Murdoch Law School produced a Rhodes scholar, a Fullbright scholar, a Lionel Murphy scholar and several winners of the Rotary Graduate Fellowship.

8

In 2009, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister presented Murdoch’s Associate Professor Robert Mead with an Australian Teaching and Learning Council (ALTC) Award for excellence in teaching.

rehabilitation facility. Student interns are able to work in the Clinic under the supervision of qualified chiropractors. Murdoch’s Chiropractic program is fully accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA), meaning our graduates can practise in a number of other countries besides Australia. 12

Murdoch is home to the Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) which is one of the largest and most research-active Centres for biotechnology in Australia. Murdoch was one of the first Australian universities to offer Biotechnology.

13

Murdoch is a member of the Innovative Research Universities (IRU).

*Good Universities Guide **Good Universities Guide 2010

Why Murdoch?

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Undergraduate fees and entry requirements If your qualification is not listed in the table below, please email internat@murdoch.edu.au for further information on the entry requirements for your specific qualification. AUD 2011 School and Course

Page Number

Intake**

Tuition fee (24 point

Duration (years)

GCE A Levels / STPM

enrolment)^

Biological Sciences and Biotechnology • Biological Sciences

24

Sem 1 and 2

24750

3

7

• Biotechnology

24

Sem 1 and 2

24750

3

7

• Biotechnology/Commerce

25

Sem 1 and 2

24750

4

7

• Conservation and Wildlife Biology

26

Sem 1 and 2

24750

3

7

• Forensic Biology and Toxicology

26

Sem 1 and 2

24750

3

7

• Forensic Biology and Toxicology/Molecular Biology/Biomedical Science

27

Sem 1 and 2

24750

4

7

• Marine Science

27

Sem 1 and 2

24750

3

7

• Molecular Biology

28

Sem 1 and 2

24750

3

7

Business • Accounting

29

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Applied Accounting (BBus)***

29

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Banking

30

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Business Law

30

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Chinese Business

31

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Economics (BEcons)

31

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Entrepreneurship and Innovation

32

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Finance

32

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Hospitality and Tourism Management

33

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Human Resource Management

33

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• International Business

33

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Management

34

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Marketing and the Media (BMM)

34

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Marketing

35

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Sustainability (BBus)

35

Sem 1 and 2

21000

3

7

• Chemistry

36

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

• Extractive Metallurgy

36

Sem 1

24000

4

7

• Mathematics and Statistics

37

Sem 1 and 2

18500

3

7

• Mineral Science

37

Sem 1

23500

3

7

• Chiropractic

38

Sem 1

25500

5

12

• Exercise Physiology

39

Sem 1

25500

4

7

• Sports Science

40

Sem 1 and 2

24000

3

7

• Early Childhood and Primary Education

41

Sem 1

18500

4

7

• Primary Teacher Education

41

Sem 1

18500

4

7

• Primary Teacher Education - Graduate Entry

42

Sem 1

18500

2

n/a

• Secondary Teacher Education

42

Sem 1

18500

4

7

• Secondary Teacher Education - Graduate Entry

43

Sem 1

18500

2

n/a

Chemical and Mathematical Sciences

Chiropractic and Sports Science

Fees FFee es and and entry ent nttryy req re requirements equi uir ireme ements ment ntss n

Education Ed

4


ATAR WAUFP

International Baccalaureate (IB)

(Australian

All India

Tertiary

Senior School

Admission

Certificate

Canada

Indonesian SMU 3

Chinese Unified Exam (UEC)

Secondary School

Norway Vitnemal

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

70

33

87

case by case

case by case

case by case

case by case

GPA 4.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/aa

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/aa

FFeess and Fee and n entry ent ntry r req re requirements eq qu uii ements uir eme ments n

Rank)

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AUD 2011 School and Course

Page Number

Intake**

Tuition fee (24 point

Duration (years)

GCE A Levels / STPM

enrolment)^

Engineering and Energy • Bioprocess Engineering

44

Sem 1

23500

4

7

• Electrical Power Engineering

44

Sem 1

23500

4

7

• Engineering Technology

45

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Industrial Computer Systems Engineering

46

Sem 1

23500

4

7

• Instrumentation and Control Engineering

46

Sem 1

23500

4

7

• Medical Engineering

47

Sem 1

23500

4

7

• Physics / Nanotechnology

47

Sem 1 and 2

21500

3

7

• Renewable Energy Engineering

47

Sem 1

23500

4

7

• Sustainable Energy Management

48

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

Environmental Science • Environmental Engineering

49

Sem 1

23500

4

7

• Environmental Management

49

Sem 1 and 2

23500

3

7

• Environmental Science

50

Sem 1 and 2

23500

3 or 4

7

• Applied Information Systems***

51

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Business Information Systems

51

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Computer Science

52

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Cyberforensics, Information Security and Management

52

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Games Software Design and Production

52

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Games Technology

53

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Information Technology Management

54

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Internet Software Development

54

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

• Internetworking and Security

54

Sem 1 and 2

22000

3

7

55

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7 n/a

Information Technology

Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre • Australian Indigenous Studies Law • Common Law

56

Sem 1

20500

1*

• Criminology

56

Sem 1 and 2

20500

3

7

• Juris Doctor - Graduate Entry

57

Sem 1 and 2

23000

3*

n/a

• Law

57

Sem 1 and 2

23000

4

12

• Legal Studies

58

Sem 1 and 2

20500

3

7

• Communication and Media Studies

59

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

• Games Art and Design

59

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

• Gender and Cultural Studies

59

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• Interactive Digital Design

60

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

• Journalism

60

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

• Online Communication and Production

61

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

• Public Relations

61

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

• Screen Production

62

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

• Sound

62

Sem 1 and 2

22500

3

7

Fees FFee es and and entry ent nttryy req re requirements equi uir ireme ements ment ntss n

Media Communication and Culture

6


ATAR WAUFP

International Baccalaureate (IB)

(Australian

All India

Tertiary

Senior School

Admission

Certificate

Canada

Indonesian SMU 3

Chinese Unified Exam (UEC)

Secondary School

Norway Vitnemal

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

70

33

80

case by case

case by case

case by case

case by case

GPA 4.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

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20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

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65

GPA 3.5

54

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65

GPA 3.5

54

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65

GPA 3.5

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GPA 3.5

54

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GPA 3.5

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Rank)

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AUD 2011 School and Course

Page Number

Intake**

Tuition fee (24 point

Duration (years)

GCE A Levels / STPM

enrolment)^

Nursing and Midwifery • Nursing

63

Sem 1

21000

3

7

• Nursing Conversion ^

64

Sem 1 and 2

15000

1

n/a

65

Sem 1

25000

3

case by case

66

Sem 1 and 2

23000

3 or 4

7

• Applied Events Management***

67

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• Asian Studies

67

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• Asian Studies Specialist

68

Sem 1 and 2

19000

4

7

• Community Development

69

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• English and Creative Writing

69

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• History

70

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

Pharmacy • Pharmaceutical Science Psychology • Psychology (BA or BPsych) Social Sciences and Humanities

• Philosophy

70

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• Politics and International Studies

71

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• Public Policy and Management

72

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

72

Sem 1 and 2

19750

3

7

• Sociology

73

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

• Theatre and Drama

73

Sem 1 and 2

20000

3

7

• Theology

73

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3 or 4

7

• Tourism

74

Sem 1 and 2

19000

3

7

Sustainability • Climate Change Management

75

Sem 1 and 2

23500

3

7

• International Aid and Development

76

Sem 1 and 2

18500

3

7

• Sustainable Development (BA)

76

Sem 1 and 2

18500

3

7

• Sustainable Development (BSc)

77

Sem 1 and 2

23500

3

7

• Animal Science

78

Sem 1

26000

4

7

• Biomedical Science

78

Sem 1

26000

3

7

• Veterinary Science

80

Sem 1

45000

5*

15

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

^

Fees are calculated on a credit points basis and the fees payable each semester will vary according to the points value of the units undertaken. A standard enrolment is 24 points per year or 12 points per semester. Students with an enrolment which varies from this will pay an adjusted fee (pro-rated). You should refer to the University Handbook (http://handbook.murdoch.edu.au/) for the total course credit points.

*

Students are required to complete tertiary studies including the necessary prerequisite units prior to entry.

** The intakes listed are for the commencement of the full program of study. For those students who may be eligible for advance standing / recognition of prior learning, an alternate intake may be possible and will be advised upon application. *** First year available at Murdoch South Street Campus. 2nd and 3rd year available at Rockingham Campus.

Nursing, Chiropractic, Sports Science, Veterinary Science and Pharmacy require a 500-word personal statement to be submitted, in addition to students meeting the admission requirements above.

GCE A Levels Point System: A=5 points, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. Taken from two or three best subjects.

Fees FFee es and and entry ent nttryy req re requirements equi uir ireme ements ment ntss n

STPM Point System: A=5, A-=4, B+=3, B=2, B-=1. Taken from two or three best subjects.

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UEC 20 points or less from the best five subjects excluding Art, Chinese and Malay (A1=1, A2=2, B3=3, B4=4)

Fees listed above are valid for commencement in the 2011 academic year only and are subject to annual increases. Murdoch University also reserves the right to alter, amend or delete any course, fee or admission requirements without prior notice.


ATAR WAUFP

International Baccalaureate (IB)

(Australian

All India

Tertiary

Senior School

Admission

Certificate

Indonesian SMU 3

Chinese Unified Exam (UEC)

Canada Secondary School

Norway Vitnemal

Rank)

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

case by case

case by case

case by case

case by case

case by case

case by case

case by case

case by case

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

GPA 3.5

54

25

70

65

8

20 points

65

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What our students say

Jessica Seebauer USA “I will always remember the drive, passion and commitment of the academic staff members… they inspired us to serve the community and the profession with enthusiasm and integrity. Murdoch is the perfect size - small enough to be cosy and personable, but big enough to support diverse clubs and interest groups. It’s perfectly located - 10 minutes from the beach and the city”.

Daniel Gahleitner Austria Neils Becker Germany “I enjoy studying at Murdoch… the highly motivated Murdoch staff are inspiring. On top of that, I really love being part of a university that provides a wide variety of courses for students and a great teaching structure that allows students to have adequate time between studies and break.”

“I chose to come to Perth for one year, to enjoy studying in a fantastic environment of nice climate and great travel opportunities along the beautiful coastline of WA. I also met great “Aussies” and made new friends from all over the world through Murdoch community events. My study opened great professional opportunities for me… Murdoch is definitely the right choice.”

Dhananjay Pradhan Republic of India Karin Larsson

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“My exchange semester at Murdoch University was truly amazing! I especially appreciated the nearness to the sea and the lovely town of Fremantle. While studying, I felt that my lecturers really had a great interest and knowledge in their fields of teaching. They also showed that they cared about their students’ professional success.”

“Murdoch’s sprawling, leafy-green campus makes you forget that you are just a little while away from the bustle of the city… the super friendly, approachable faculty makes studying easier. The primary reason I chose Murdoch was its consistent five-star rating for Graduate Satisfaction from the Good Universities Guide. I am glad I chose Murdoch ... it’s amazing how everyone fits in here.” 


Nguyen Vinh Trung Vietnam “The academic experience at Murdoch has been excellent. The professors are people with great skills and knowledge and the quality of a Murdoch education is very high. The enthusiasm of other students as well as my Professors has made me even more motivated in my study.”

Wichan Khonthothong Thailand “I like the atmosphere at Murdoch because the local students are very friendly. Murdoch University is looking after international students well and the facilities here are very modern. I have found Murdoch to be the best university for me and I’m sure that the qualification I’m working towards will allow me to get a good job in the future.”

Daniel Wilson Zimbabwe “Murdoch is fantastic in that their degrees are flexible… it is very reassuring to know if you get into the course and find you don’t enjoy it quite as much as you thought you would, you still have a number of options and can slip seamlessly into an area or field more suited to your enjoyment or strengths.”

Songhua Shan P.R. China “The university provides a range of quality services such as training in English, computer (including poster and powerpoint) and academic research skills, individually-oriented management, a ‘relaxed’ learning, interactive environment and multicultural atmosphere. When I graduate, I will not only have an internationally recognised degree but also gain a different and global perspective.”

Ahmad Taufik Indonesia

Singapore “When I decided to study overseas, Murdoch was the first university I thought of, as it has an excellent reputation for educational standards and quality. The atmosphere and staff in Murdoch are welcoming and pleasant. Lecturers and Division Heads are more than willing to help you in whatever way they can. I am proud to be a student of Murdoch!”

W Want to hear more from real students about llife at Murdoch? Check out our current sstudents’ blogs http://nurgey.blogspot.com

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Joy Mageshwary Ganesan

“I chose Murdoch University because it allows me to work towards a better future in a globally competitive research program… It is also very hard to obtain a world-class and affordable education in Australia, but I have found this at Murdoch University. I am sure that studying at Murdoch University is the best choice for everyone.”

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Murdoch Campuses

South Street campus

Campuses

The South Street Campus covers 227 hectares, which comprise a farm, three secondary schools, a lifestyle village, numerous Cooperative Centres of Excellence, corporate facilities and of course, the University itself.

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The Campus is set in a beautiful bush environment, with Bush Court being the hub of the Campus, providing many shady spots for outside tutorials or quiet study opportunities. Buses run regularly between Perth and Murdoch University, and Fremantle and Murdoch University. Trains also run from Murdoch Station to Perth city regularly and the journey takes just 11 minutes.


Rockingham campus Rockingham Campus is located in close proximity to the Rockingham Beach Foreshore, which is filled with cafes, cycling and skate paths and plenty of shady grassed areas overlooking the beautiful beach. The Campus is situated in the heart of a seaside metropolis in an environment where staff and students work closely together to achieve student goals. Students benefit from ongoing access to our highly qualified academic and general staff. Travelling from the South Street Campus is as easy as jumping on the trains from Murdoch Station which run regularly throughout the day. The Rockingham campus is located 45km or 30 minutes by train from the Perth city centre.

Peel campus The Peel Education and TAFE Campus is W.A.’s first co-located and multi-partner Campus comprising school, TAFE and University sectors. The innovative partnership at Peel provides the opportunity for learners in the region to undertake seamless learning through well-designed Pathways, enabling students to enter and exit at designated points that qualify them to move into the workforce at different levels of employment.

Peel is located 75km or 40 minutes by train from the Perth city centre, in the city of Mandurah. From the main Murdoch campus the journey by train to Peel takes 30 minutes.

Campuses

The newly built Peel Regional Campus comprises purpose-built facilities for Nursing, with Nursing students having the convenience of practical components of their degree facilitated through hospital learning experiences.

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Perth Western Australia

Four times the area of Texas, Western Australia is Australia’s best kept secret. The State covers one-third of the Australian continent, spanning over 2.5 million square kilometres (1 million square miles) and several different climatic zones. This State is famed for its brilliant blue skies, warm sunny climate and white sandy beaches. It is a land blessed with some of the world’s most precious natural phenomena including the dolphins of Monkey Mia, the 350-million-year-old Bungle Bungle range and the towering Karri forests of the SouthWest. Perth, the capital city of the State, is

Discover Perth, Western Australia

home to 1.6 million people and enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia. Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, the lifestyle is relaxed and based outdoors.

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The city sits on the Swan River, where residents enjoy fishing, windsurfing, sailing or simply relaxing with friends for a barbecue in the sun. There are wineries, beaches and bushland within easy reach of the city, and a cosmopolitan mix of cafes, restaurants, pubs and thriving nightlife in the city centre.


Perth is a sister city to San Diego, and the people of Perth enjoy a cosmopolitan outdoor lifestyle due to the fact that the climate is one of the best in the world! Summers are long and warm, so the locals take advantage

Should you wish to explore other Australian cities, Perth is less than four hours by plane from Sydney and Melbourne. As the closest Australian city to South-East Asia, Perth is only 5-7 hours’ flying time to major Asian

of this by spending time at one of the many beaches in the metropolitan area. On weekends, they also flock to Fremantle, a thriving historical community close to the Murdoch University campus and well known for its vibrant ‘cappuccino strip’ with outdoor cafes, pubs, museums, galleries and markets.

destinations including Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Soon after you arrive at Murdoch, you will be given the opportunity to start exploring Perth and Fremantle on excursions organised by Murdoch’s International Student Liaison Team. The Perth city centre is located approximately 20 minutes by bus from the Murdoch Campus, or 11 minutes by train and a short walk or connecting bus ride.

In downtown Perth city, a large shopping district offers a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, upscale boutiques, department stores, Australiana and duty free shops for you to enjoy. Out of the downtown area, the suburbs also provide excellent shopping, especially in the open-air markets on weekends. You might like to take a cruise up Perth’s Swan River to the wineries for a delicious lunch, or explore Kings Park, a preserved bushland area five minutes from downtown Perth. Bicycle riding is a great way to get around, as the city has bicycle routes from the city, around the river, to Fremantle and the beach.


The port city of Fremantle (nicknamed ‘Freo’), which is just 10 minutes by bus from Murdoch University, has a rich mix of cultural diversity and maritime history. Fremantle was made famous during the 1987 America’s Cup and has retained much of its old-world charm with Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Residents and travellers alike visit Fremantle to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the markets, entertainment and restaurants. Travelling around Perth by train and bus is very simple, and Murdoch University is accessible by both. In fact, Murdoch Station is just an 11-minute train ride from the Perth City centre. The Circle Route bus passes Murdoch University and goes through many areas of Perth and is widely used by Murdoch students.

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Accommodation

On-campus accommodation Murdoch University Village currently houses over 830 residents in a range of fully furnished, self contained apartments. The Village offers single, double, ensuite and twin share accommodation to suit all budgets, including a choice of contemporary one, two and five bedroom apartments, completed in 2009. Flats adapted for people with disabilities (modified bedroom and bathroom) are available. With the student experience as a core focus, Murdoch University Village has launched an exciting new student life program designed to help residents meet new people, achieve academically and develop essential life skills. Events may include BBQs, themed parties, essay writing workshops, sports competitions, senior student support and more.

Accommodation

As a secure, on-campus community, Murdoch University Village offers a 24 hour staff presence with residential staff living on site

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and night-time security patrols. A team of Resident Assistants are responsible for organising events, enabling new students to adapt to the new environment and ensuring Village rules, regulations and standards of behaviour are followed. Staff also provide support to residents experiencing any personal or study problems.

Murdoch University Village offers a range of new and recently refurbished facilities including:

Current Murdoch University Village Residential Fees for 2010 are as follows: Room Type

* Swimming pool; * Pool lounge with Foxtel TV, vending machines and pool table; * Four large laundries with coin-operated washing machines and dryers; * Recreation room with a pool table, table tennis, video games and a communal kitchen; * Computer library with internet connectivity;

Double

Weekly Rate (inc GST)

4 Weekly Rate

$AU95

$AU380

Single

$AU130

$AU520

Deluxe

$AU140

$AU560

Ensuite

$AU155

$AU620

New apartments (pool side) 1 bedroom

$AU290

$AU1160

2 bedroom

$AU170

$AU680

5 bedroom

$AU145

$AU580

* TV room with Foxtel;

Fees are subject to change in 2011

* Group study rooms; and

Murdoch University Village is owned and operated by global student accommodation specialists Campus Living Villages, in partnership with Murdoch University.

* Beach volleyball and basketball courts. Most residents are undergraduates in their first or second year of study and it is our policy to house male and female residents from different social and cultural backgrounds together. However, flatmate requests can be accommodated by the Village, subject to availability. On top of the Residential Fees, other fees to apply in 2010 are an annual Residential Services Fee of $AU170, a weekly Utilities Fee of $AU15.00 and a Security Deposit (refundable) of $AU500.

For further information, including online applications: Murdoch University Village PO Box 1055 Canning Vale DC Western Australia 6970 Telephone: +61 8 9360 2909 Facsimile: +61 8 9360 2977 info@murdochuv.com.au www.murdochuv.com.au


The University’s Off-Campus Housing Officer helps students who cannot be accommodated at Murdoch University Village, or who prefer to live off campus, in finding private accommodation. If an international student is under the age of 18 they are required to either have a legal

Shared accommodation This usually involves sharing with other students (international and Australian), although you may live with whomever you choose. You will have your own room and access to a kitchen and other household facilities. Household bills are normally shared equally amongst all tenants. This kind of rental accommodation is either in apartments

For a 10-month academic year, students will require approximately $AU1,200 —1,840 per month or $AU12,000 —18,400 per academic year. Each student budget is different and will be based upon financial capacity, individual needs and preferences. Budgets should be flexible to allow for change and students should not rely on working while studying to pay for tuition fees or living expenses.

guardian who is a direct family member over the age of 21 with whom they will reside

or houses and can offer an independent

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in Perth, or live in a homestay arrangement

Cost of living

$AU2,500 to pay for expenses associated with establishing themselves in Perth.

with a local carer approved by Murdoch’s International Student Liaison Team. Students who wish to live by themselves in a

As a general guide, undergraduate students should budget $AU300-$460

furnished one-bedroom flat should expect to

per week for their living expenses (including accommodation) in Perth.

pay approximately $AU200-$350* per week.

This figure does not include tuition fees,

Students who will be accompanied by their family and wish to live in a 2-3 bedroom unfurnished apartment should expect to pay upwards of $AU300-$550* per week.

the cost of running a vehicle, text book costs, health costs or holiday travel costs and will vary according to individual students’ lifestyles. Students bringing dependent family members with them to Perth will need to budget considerably more per week for accommodation and living expenses and consider other costs such as school fees for dependents and childcare costs where applicable.

*Estimate only. Prices at March 2010.

The two most common types of off-campus accommodation available to students are:

Homestay Full board or homestay includes a furnished room, meals, electricity and sometimes, laundry. The charge usually does not include a telephone. Many families offer this kind of accommodation, which can provide a quiet study environment and a ‘home’ atmosphere.

Students can expect to pay from $AU250$400 per semester for text books and money should also be budgeted for photocopying and other incidental costs related to studying.

Such expenses will include temporary hotel accommodation costs, transport costs, food costs and costs associated with organising permanent accommodation (rent in advance, bond costs etc).

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* Students choosing to live on campus can expect to pay approximately $AU130 per week whereas students choosing to live off campus should expect to pay approximately $AU180 per week. These costs are for individual rooms in shared apartments or houses. At time of printing the Australian Government recommends “about $AU360 per week” for living expenses — www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

Accommodation

Off-campus accommodation

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Support for international students

International Student Visas

The OSHC fee for one year single cover is $AU390* (as at March 2010) and discounts of

You must apply for a Student Visa after

5% and 10% are available for two and three

you have accepted an offer of a place at

years’ cover respectively.** All international students will be assisted in registering for

Murdoch University. You should check with the Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate or a registered agent of Murdoch University in your own country about the length of time to process visa applications. Your student visa is issued with a number of conditions that are important considerations in planning and managing your enrolment. The conditions and more information is provided during Pre-departure and at Orientation, and outlined at: www.murdoch.edu.au/International-students/ The guidelines for international students studying in Australia and the responsibilities of education institutions is outlined in the Commonwealth Government’s Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) Act and the National Code. For more information on the ESOS Act and the National Code visit www.aei.dest.gov.au/ESOS or contact us at internat@murdoch.edu.au

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) It is a requirement of the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) that all international students have health cover for the length of their student visa. All international students are required to pay a minimum of one year of health cover (OSHC) fees with their tuition fees when they accept their Offer of Admission.

Support

Murdoch encourages students to pay OSHC for the full duration of their course up front in order to receive attractive fee discounts.

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OSHC, and will receive further information when they attend the Orientation Program at the beginning of each semester. *Fees subject to yearly increases. Consult www.oshcworldcare.com.au for the latest fee information. ** OSHC Worldcare is the provider of OSHC selected by Murdoch University.

Employment All student visas are issued with Permission to Work included. After you have commenced studies, Permission to Work allows you to work up to 20 hours per week during semester and full time in university vacation periods. Any dependents on your student visa will also be eligible for work rights once you’ve had yours granted. As work is not always readily available, you should not rely on this income for support and you will not be permitted to rely on this as proof of sufficient self-support funds when you apply for your Student Visa.

Key Student Services Health and Counselling Services Murdoch University’s Health and Counselling Service is located in the heart of the Murdoch campus and has outreach services to the Peel and Rockingham campuses. The service provides doctors, nurses and counsellors available for student consultations and to respond to any on-campus emergencies. The nursing and counselling staff provide a range of services at no fee and the doctors charge the minimum allowable fee. The service has a strong relationship with OSHC Worldcare and all bills for Worldcare clients are processed directly – meaning no on-the-spot payments for you.

Equity and Disability Support Murdoch University has demonstrated a strong history of increasing the diversity of its student intake. Each year the University encourages onto its campuses people from culturally diverse backgrounds, those with special needs, people completing high school education and mature-age entrants. Students accessing the University come from a wide variety of experiences and with diverse requirements. The University hopes to reflect the needs of its students in both the classroom and across the campus in its services. For more information please visit: http://equityaccess.murdoch.edu.au/

Alumni, Careers and Employment Whether you’ve been granted Permission to Work on your student visa or you’re just wanting to start planning for your professional life, Murdoch University has a dynamic careers and employment service to assist you in preparing for the working world. Services range from workshops on preparing resumes and job search skills for both Australia and internationally, to one-on-one career counselling sessions. As a graduate, the services expand to help you maintain a link to Murdoch and continue your professional development through alumni activities around the world including formal functions, networking sessions and alumni mentoring programs.

Underage Students For students who are under the age of 18 at the time of commencement Murdoch University provides services to ensure welfare is cared for. Please contact ISS@murdoch.edu.au for more information.


Academic pathways– on campus

Murdoch College is a unique educational experience, being the first integrated secondary college on a university campus. Its close links with Murdoch University and its co-location on Murdoch’s South Street campus provides excellent opportunities for students to achieve their academic goals. Murdoch College offers high-quality, co-educational, high school programs, which provide the perfect pathway into an exciting degree at Murdoch University. Programs offered include: •

Years 8 to 12 and the Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP)

Academic Bridging Programs - Pre-Years 10, 11 and 12

English Preparation for Secondary Studies

Murdoch College Murdoch University Campus Murdoch Drive, Murdoch Western Australia 6150 Telephone: +61 8 9360 7800 Facsimile: +61 8 9360 7801 info@murdochcollege.wa.edu.au www.murdochcollege.wa.edu.au CRICOS Provider Code - 00429D

Murdoch Institute of Technology Murdoch Institute of Technology, based on Murdoch University’s South Street campus, provides courses designed to prepare students for direct entry into Murdoch University’s wide range of undergraduate courses. Murdoch Institute of Technology is purposely located on the University’s campus to facilitate organised interaction with, and experience of, university life within the bounds of a highly supportive environment. Murdoch Institute of Technology offers the Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC), which has been designed in collaboration with academic staff at Murdoch University to ensure the best possible preparation for success in a wide range of Murdoch University degree courses. The MUPC is accredited by Murdoch University. Murdoch Institute of Technology also offers a range of Diploma programs which articulate into the second year of selected Bachelor degrees at Murdoch University.

Murdoch Institute of Technology and Murdoch University accept graduates of the English for Academic Purposes program into their academic programs without requiring an IELTS test (unless otherwise advised) provided that the student completes the program at the required level. Murdoch Institute of Technology Administration Bldg 435 Murdoch University Campus South Street Murdoch WA 6150 Telephone: +61 8 9360 1707 Facsimile: +61 8 9360 1701 info@murdochgroup.wa.edu.au www.murdochinstitute.wa.edu.au CRICOS Provider Code - 01125A

Murdoch Institute of Technology also caters for students who want to improve their academic English skills for entry into secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate studies. The Murdoch Language Centre offers courses that allow direct entry into Murdoch College, Murdoch Institute Diplomas and Murdoch University. Programs offered include: •

General English

English for Academic Purposes (for students bound for Murdoch University or Diploma programs)

On-campus pathways

Murdoch College

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Academic pathways– off campus

English language providers Perth International College of English info@pice.com.au www.pice.com.au CRICOS code: 02368G Phoenix Academy info@phoenixela.com.au www.phoenixela.com.au CRICOS code: 0006D

Murdoch University is able to offer package enrolments to assist students in meeting the University’s academic and English entry requirements. Below is a list of Murdoch’s enrolment packaging partners. Please Note: Students who successfully complete the English for Academic Purposes course, at one of our preferred English Language Providers, and graduate at the required level are not required to sit for an IELTS test prior to entry into Murdoch University (unless otherwise advised).

High school/foundation providers The institutions listed below have arrangements in place with Murdoch University, and also provide diploma-level courses in conjunction with their offerings at high school/foundation program level. Canning College iso@canningcollege.wa.edu.au www.canningcollege.wa.edu.au CRICOS code: 00463B Education and Training International study@eti.wa.edu.au www.tiwa.com.au CRICOS code: 00020G, 01723A, 00463B, 00465M Phoenix Academy info@phoenixela.com.au www.phoenixela.com.au CRICOS code: 0006D

Off-campus pathways

Tuart College iso@tuartcollege.wa.edu.au www.tuartcollege.wa.edu.au CRICOS code: 00465M

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Diploma providers Education and Training International study@eti.wa.edu.au www.eti.wa.edu.au CRICOS code: 00020G, 01723A, 00463B, 00465M Kingston College admin@kingstoncollege.com.au www.kingstoncollege.com.au CRICOS code: 02543G Phoenix Academy info@phoenixela.com.au www.phoenixela.com.au CRICOS code: 0006D Sterling College sbc@sterlingcollege.com www.sterlingcollege.com CRICOS code: 01701G


Semester dates Undergraduate 2011 Semester 1

Semester 2

Orientation Week

7 to 11 February

Orientation Week

25 to 29 July

Teaching Period

14 February to 18 March

Teaching Period

1 to 26 August

Study Break

21 to 25 March

Study Break

29 August to 2 September

Teaching Period

28 March to 23 April

Teaching Period

5 to 23 September

Study Break

25 to 29 April

Study Break

26 to 20 September

Teaching Period

2 to 20 May

Teaching Period

3 October to 4 November

Study Break

23 to 27 May

Study Break

7 to 11 November

Assessment Period

30 May to 10 June

Assessment Period

14 to 25 November

Undergraduate 2012 Semester 1

Semester 2

Orientation Week

10 to 17 February

Orientation Week

20 to 27 July

Teaching Period

20 February to 16 March

Teaching Period

30 July to 24 August

Study Break

19 to 23 March

Study Break

27 to 31 August

Teaching Period

26 March to 6 April

Teaching Period

3 to 21 September

Study Break

9 to 13 April

Study Break

24 to 28 September

Teaching Period

16 April to 25 May

Teaching Period

1 October to 2 November

Study Break

28 May to 1 June

Study Break

5 to 9 November

Assessment Period

4 to 15 June

Assessment Period

12 to 23 November

Standard English requirements Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate competency in the English language. This requirement can be met by achieving the following scores in one of the following English language proficiency tests*. Other forms of English proficiency may be accepted. Please contact internat@murdoch.edu.au to check your eligibility. IELTS** TOEFL*** (paper based)

6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0) 550 (with the Test of Written English 5) 80 (no band less than 20)

TOEFL (internet based)

Pass

Australian Matriculation English

C6 or better

GCE O-level

Credit pass

1119 General Paper

60%

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Pass

WAUFP ELACS

60%

Murdoch Institute of Technology – EAP Program *Requirements are subject to revision and should not be taken as firm indicators. **International English Language Testing Service

Courses with alternative English entry requirements Nursing

IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.5)

Nursing Conversion

IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0)

Bachelor of Education (Graduate Entry)

IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 7.0)

Pharmacy

IELTS 7.5 (no band less than 7.0)

Veterinary Science

IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0)

Semester dates and English requirements

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Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Jade Lui-Van-Sheng Murdoch student from Reunion Island

Biological Sciences careers

Biological Sciences Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Since 1977, graduates in Biological Sciences from Murdoch have gained employment in a wide range of areas. Graduates have been employed by the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Department of Environmental Protection, Agriculture WA, or have developed careers in food processing companies, mining companies or museums. Some have joined medical research teams in hospitals, others have become biology teachers in secondary schools and some have become professional consultants.

Course structure

Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Year 1 units The Biological Sciences degree at Murdoch University has established an enviable reputation over the past 30 years. Its reputation for excellence is built around its interdisciplinary nature, which ensures that students receive broad training and experience in animal and plant biology, ecology, genetics, biochemistry and microbiology, so that graduates are well equipped to tackle the complex problems that arise within the ecosystem. The course adopts an integrated approach to the major themes of biology, from the molecular and cellular level to the whole organism and ultimately to the community. As well as the breadth provided by this interdisciplinary approach, by choosing appropriate elective units in their degree, students in Biological Sciences may elect to emphasise areas of special interest to them such as animal biology, plant biology, biochemistry or microbiology.

• • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Cell Biology Chemical Principles Environmental Biology Statistical Data Analysis and Databases

Plus • Three (3) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major* Note: Students without strong backgrounds in chemistry must take Introduction to Chemistry before Cell Biology and Chemical Principles.

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • •

Animal Diversity Microbiology I Plant Diversity Biochemistry I Ecology Genetics and Evolution Genetic Engineering

Plus • Five (5) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

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Biotechnology is an applied, multi-disciplinary science, which focuses on developing biologically-based products or processes. Biotechnology applies the techniques and scientific principles of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology and chemical engineering to industry, medicine, agriculture and to the environment. As such it utilises genetic engineering, fermentation and chemical separation technologies to develop new biological processes of commercial importance. Biotechnological processes include beer, wine and cheese making; the utilisation of bacteria and algae to produce drugs, hormones, antibiotics and enzymes; the production of diagnostic medical kits and antibodies; the generation of energy through the biodegradation of waste materials; the use of micro-organisms to clean up oil spills or to extract minerals from ores; and the use of genetic engineering to increase agricultural productivity of both plants and animals. The major provides broad training as well as in-depth study in selected areas, so as to generate graduates capable of operating in an interdisciplinary environment. Areas studied include genetic engineering, immunology and vaccine production, fermentation technology and cell culture. All students in the Biotechnology major are encouraged to obtain on-the-job training in industry, which may be achieved through a Professional Placement.


Associated with the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology and located at Murdoch University is the Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) – one of the largest and most research-active Centres for agricultural biotechnology in Australia.

Biotechnologists may gain employment in pharmaceutical companies, in the food and drug industries, in research and diagnostic teams in hospitals, in biotechnology companies, in agriculture departments and in university and government research centres. Some graduates have found employment in the legal field as patent attorneys, while others have become sales managers in scientific equipment and pharmaceutical companies.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Cell Biology Chemical Principles Statistical Data Analysis and Databases Environmental Biology

Plus • Three (3) Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major* Note: Students without strong backgrounds in chemistry must take Introduction to Chemistry before Cell Biology and Chemical Principles.

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Immunology, Vaccines and Cell Culture Biochemistry I Industrial Bioprocessing and Bioremediation Business Feasibility and Management Concepts • Plant Biotechnology and Proteomics • Microbiology I • Genetic Engineering Plus • Five (5) Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Biotechnology and Commerce

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology and Bachelor of Commerce in Management/Marketing Management/ Entrepreneurship and Innovation (BSc/BCom) • South Street Campus • Four years full-time study

• • • • • • • •

Genetic Engineering Microbiology I Biochemistry I Immunology, Vaccines and Cell Culture Plant Biotechnology and Proteomics Industrial Bioprocessing and Bioremediation Organisational Theory and Behaviour Organisational Development and Human Resources Management • Workplace Law • Strategic Management • Knowledge and Organisational Learning

• Semester I and II intake

Plus at least one of the following:

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics

• Employee Relations • International Management • Entrepreneurship in Organisations

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Plus Biotechnology is an applied science that uses the techniques of biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, fermentation technology and genetic engineering to generate commercial products of benefit to medicine, agriculture and industry. Because of the commercial applications of biotechnology, training in business is considered by employers in the biotechnology industry to be highly desirable. This specially constructed double degree provides thorough training in biotechnology and in either management, marketing or entrepreneurship and innovation. Graduates will be awarded a BSc (Biotechnology) and a BCom (Management, Marketing Management or Entrepreneurship and Innovation). As Biotechnology is concerned with the production of commercial products of a biological nature, the marketing, management or entrepreneurship training provided by this unique qualification makes you a valuable asset to biotechnology companies.

Biotechnology and Commerce careers Biotechnologists gain employment in pharmaceutical companies, in the food and beverage industry, in research and diagnostic teams in hospitals, in agriculture departments and in the mining industry. Because of the commercial and industrial applications of biotechnology, completion of a BCom will enhance employment prospects and lead to greater opportunities to move, ultimately, into management positions.

• Five (5) Elective Units of your choice OR take a minor.

Biotechnology and Marketing Management Year 1 units • • • • • • • •

Foundation Unit Environmental Biology Cell Biology Chemical Principles Statistical Data Analysis and Databases Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Marketing Introduction to Accounting

Year 2, 3 and 4 units • • • • • • • • • •

Genetic Engineering Microbiology I Biochemistry I Immunology, Vaccines and Cell Culture Plant Biotechnology and Proteomics Industrial Bioprocessing and Bioremediation Marketing Development and Planning Consumer Behaviour Marketing and Advertising Law Marketing Research and Analysis

Plus two (2) units from the following: • Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics • International Marketing • Integrated Marketing Communications • Services Marketing • Digital Marketing • Advertising Production

Course structure

Plus

Biotechnology and Management

• Six (6) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a minor.

Year 1 units • • • • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Cell Biology Chemical Principles Statistical Data Analysis and Databases Environmental Biology Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Marketing Introduction to Accounting Principles of Management

Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship and Innovation Year 1 units • • • • • • • • •

Foundation Unit Environmental Biology Cell Biology Chemical Principles Statistical Data Analysis and Databases Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Marketing Principles of Management Principles of Finance and Banking

Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Biotechnology careers

Year 2, 3 and 4 units

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Year 2, 3 and 4 units

Conservation and Wildlife Biology careers

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Conservation and Wildlife Biology is a rapidly developing discipline and there is an increasing demand for graduates in the area. Conservation and Wildlife biologists may gain employment in government agencies that deal with conservation and land management, in mining companies, museums, zoos and in research organisations concerned with nature conservation.

Genetic Engineering Microbiology I Biochemistry I Immunology, Vaccines and Cell Culture Plant Biotechnology and Proteomics Industrial Bioprocessing and Bioremediation Marketing Development and Planning Business Feasibility and Management Concepts • Entrepreneurship in Organisations • Organisational Development and Human Resources Management • Applied Business Innovation and Sustainability

Course structure Year 1 units

• Marketing and Advertising Law OR Technology and the Law

• • • • • •

Plus

Plus

• Four (4) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a minor.

• Two (2) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

And either:

Any Foundation Unit Cell Biology Environmental Biology Introduction to Environmental Science Introduction to Australian Biodiversity Statistical Data Analysis and Databases

Students without a strong background in chemistry must take Introduction to Chemistry before Cell Biology.

Year 2 and 3 units

Conservation and Wildlife Biology

Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Wildlife Biology (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake

• • • • • • •

Animal Diversity Conservation Biology Ecology Environmental Policy and Law Wildlife Biology Genetics and Evolution Plant Diversity

Plus • Five (5) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics

Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

As a result of its age and isolation, Australia and in particular Western Australia, has evolved many unique animal and plant species. It is essential that these be conserved not only for their innate worth and aesthetics and their value to the ecotourism industry, but also to preserve a vast genetic library - the result of billions of years of evolution - that provides a vital resource for the rapidly developing areas of molecular biology and genetic engineering.

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The course is designed to produce graduates who understand the extent and consequences of biodiversity loss and who have the necessary training in ecosystem management, ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology and conservation, to provide objective scientific data and professional advice to resource managers and policy makers.

The course also provides hands-on experience in modern analytical techniques associated with the detection of legal and illicit drugs and homicidal poisons including gas chromatography, HPLC, NMR and mass spectrometry. The course integrates thorough training in biochemistry, including aspects of drug metabolism with case studies chosen from a wide range of forensic areas. Opportunities are also available to participate in a professional experience program, focusing on crime scene investigation with the Western Australian Police (WAPOL).

Forensic Biology and Toxicology careers The establishment of a national DNA database and the increasing emphasis on the monitoring of blood and urine samples for residual alcohol and drugs has seen a significant increase in employment opportunities for forensic biologists and toxicologists, particularly in government Health Departments and in analytical laboratories. The techniques of genetic analysis and analytical chemistry are highly transportable and graduates can also expect to obtain employment in hospitals, research organisations such as the CSIRO and in medical research centres, agriculture departments, food processing companies or in the pharmaceutical industry. Graduates have found employment as Crime Scene Officers with Police services and as Forensic Biologists with Health Departments.

Course structure

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

One of the biggest problems confronting biologists world-wide is the increased extinction rate of animal and plant species. This is due in large part to the impact humans have had on land use, climate and resource consumption, an impact that is decreasing the earth’s biodiversity and increasing the number of endangered or threatened species at an alarming rate.

of these techniques to the analysis of ancient DNA is also discussed. Training is provided by forensic science professionals in forensic pathology, forensic anthropology, forensic toxicology and forensic botany with an emphasis on the gathering of evidence and its presentation in court.

Year 1 units

Forensic Biology and Toxicology

• Any Foundation Unit • Cell Biology • Chemical Principles • Introduction to the Human Body • Statistical Data Analysis and Databases • Introduction to Forensic Science Plus

Bachelor of Forensics in Forensic Biology and Toxicology (BForensics)

• Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• South Street Campus

Students without strong backgrounds in chemistry must take Introduction to Chemistry before Cell Biology and Chemistry for Biological Sciences.

• Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Forensic Biology and Toxicology is concerned with the application of the techniques of molecular biology (DNA profiling) and analytical chemistry (drug and alcohol analysis) to the fight against crime. The major provides in-depth study of modern molecular genetics including practical training in the techniques of genetic analysis such as the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and the use of STRs (short tandem repeats) and SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) to identify regions of DNA. The application

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Analytical Chemistry Biochemistry I Forensic Toxicology Bodies of Evidence Instrumental Analysis Genetic Engineering

Forensic Anatomy and Anthropology • Forensic DNA Analysis Plus • Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Bachelor of Forensics in Forensic Biology and Toxicology/Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology (BForensics/BSc) • South Street Campus • Four years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

This double degree, which can also accommodate either a Criminology minor or a Cyber Forensics minor, combines the Forensic Biology and Toxicology, Molecular Biology and Biomedical Science majors to generate a cognate and broad course designed to enhance the employment prospects of graduates seeking careers in forensics, molecular genetics and/or in medical research. It is designed to produce forensic professionals with well-honed skills in DNA-profiling/ ancient DNA analysis who are competent in the forensic analytical techniques relevant to drug and toxin detection and quantification in fluids, tissues and contaminated products. Students are also introduced to aspects of forensic pathology, forensic anthropology and forensic botany/palynology with an emphasis on the collection of evidence and its presentation in court. The forensic content is complemented by thorough training in the related areas of molecular genetics, biochemistry, medical microbiology/immunology, biomedical physiology and the recognition, aetiology and mechanisms of disease. Opportunities are available in the course to participate in a professional experience program, focusing on crime scene investigation with the Western Australian Police (WAPOL).

Forensics/Molecular Biology/ Biomedical careers The establishment of a national DNA database and the increasing emphasis on the monitoring of blood and urine samples for residual alcohol and drugs has seen a significant increase in employment opportunities for forensic biologists and toxicologists, particularly in government Health Departments and in analytical laboratories. Because the techniques of genetic analysis and analytical chemistry are highly transportable, graduates can also expect to gain employment in research organisations such as the CSIRO, in agriculture departments and in food processing companies. Graduates have also gained employment as Crime Scene Officers with Police Services; as Forensic Biologists in Health Departments and as Graduate Research Assistants in hospitals and medical research centres.

Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to the Human Body OR Environmental Biology • Cell Biology • Chemical Principles • Principles of Vertebrate Physiology • Statistical Data Analysis and Databases • Introduction to Forensic Science Plus • One (1) General elective unit or take a minor in Criminology / Cyberforensics

Year 2, 3 and 4 units • • • • • • •

• • • • • • •

Biomedical Physiology Genetic Engineering Biochemistry I Comparative and Human Microbiology Analytical Chemistry Bodies of Evidence Immunology, Vaccines and Cell Culture OR Medical Immunology and Molecular Genetics Molecular Genetics Forensic DNA Analysis Mechanisms of Disease Advances in Medical Science Forensic Toxicology Instrumental Analysis Genetics and Evolution

Forensic Anatomy and Anthropology • Biochemistry II OR Microbiology II Plus • Two (2) General Elective units or take a minor in Criminology / Cyberforensics.

Marine Science

Bachelor of Science in Marine Science (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake* • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4 *NB: Students who commence in Semester 2 will only be able to complete in 3.5 years full-time study.

Marine Science provides specialised knowledge in the understanding of the complex physical and biological interactions within the coastal zone, assessing the status of the marine environment and predicting the consequences of future disturbances to this environment. It covers a variety of disciplines designed to enable students to contribute to the assessment of marine processes and the conservation, management and continued sustainable use of marine organisms and their environment.

Marine Science careers Graduates may find employment opportunities in fisheries, aquaculture, marine management associated with offshore oil and gas, tourism and recreation, marine biotechnology, marine environmental management and basic research in marine physical and biological systems. Job opportunities are available in government agencies and the private sector.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Chemical Principles Environmental Biology Introduction to Environmental Science Introduction to Marine Biology Statistical Data Analysis and Databases OR Applied Mathematics

Plus • Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* Depending on background, some students may need to take Fundamentals of Mathematics before undertaking Applied Mathematics. Students without strong backgrounds in Chemistry may need to take Introduction to Chemistry before undertaking Chemical Principles.

Years 2 and 3 units • Animal Diversity • Atmospheric Science • Coastal and Marine Management • Ecology • Marine and Estuarine Biology • Oceanography and Marine Pollution • Plant Diversity (Marine Science) Plus • Five (5) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

Forensic Biology and Toxicology/ Biomedical Science and Molecular Biology

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Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Molecular biology is concerned with the art and science of genetic engineering. Manipulating genes used to belong to the realm of science fiction, but no longer. Transferring genes from one organism to another to enable a plant, animal or bacterium to manufacture special substances has become of immense importance to medicine, agriculture and industry. The techniques of molecular biology, which also allow the identification of genetic changes (mutations), are of increasing importance in medical diagnostics and in understanding the molecular basis of cancer. The techniques of molecular biology are also applicable to plant science and to forensic science. More recently molecular biological techniques have been applied to the area of conservation biology to help in the control of feral animals and to develop disease resistance in endangered species.

Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

The Molecular Biology degree at Murdoch University will train you in biochemistry, microbiology, genetics and in the techniques of genetic engineering. You will also be encouraged to consider the ethical issues associated with gene manipulation. As well

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as this general training, you will be provided with the opportunity to specialise in either animal or plant molecular biology through appropriate selection of elective units. Associated with the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology and located at the South Street Campus is the Western Australian State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC), one of the foremost Centres in the country for molecular biology research. The expertise provided by the SABC will ensure that the training you receive is related to the latest research in molecular biology and will be relevant to the local environment.

Molecular Biology careers The discipline of molecular biology is based in the areas of biochemistry and microbiology but it impacts upon many other areas, as well as medicine, agriculture, veterinary science, law, commerce and even the social sciences. Molecular biologists are in high demand in hospitals, research organisations, agriculture departments and in biotechnology companies. Links have been established between the School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology and the major hospitals in Perth, so that students who have completed the degree in Molecular Biology at Murdoch can undertake a one-year Honours project, often in the area of cancer research, in association with a hospital research team.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Cell Biology Chemical Principles Environmental Biology Statistical Data Analysis and Databases

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Genetic Engineering Genetics and Evolution Molecular Genetics Microbiology I OR Comparative and Human Microbiology • Biochemistry I OR Human and Comparative Biochemistry • Biochemistry II OR Microbiology II Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Business

Truong Thuy Ngan Murdoch student from Vietnam

• Three years full-time study

The Accounting major is usually chosen by students interested in a career as a professionally qualified accountant. Graduates of this program can gain employment with professional accounting firms (working with clients in areas such as audit, taxation and business services), in government, in other private sector firms and in not-for-profit organisations.

• Semester I and II intake

Course structure

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

Year 1 units

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

• • • • • • • •

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (BCom) • South Street Campus

Accounting is an integral part of the management process in any business or public enterprise. It acts as an evaluation and control aid when looking at the effectiveness and efficiency of the operations of an enterprise, as well as employee performance. It provides information to assist users in making decisions for a variety of purposes, including the acquisition or sale of shares, lending of money and provision of goods on credit. In addition, accounting helps managers, owners and investors to look after the assets and investments of the organization over the latest financial reporting period. Capital investment and strategic decisions also use data produced by the accounting process.

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Economics Introduction to Information Technology Introduction to Statistics Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Finance and Banking Principles of Management

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Company Law Contemporary Financial Accounting Corporate Finance Corporate Governance and Accountability Management Accounting Technology and Accounting Processes

Plus

Professional recognition

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) and National Institute of Accountants (NIA).

Additional professional qualification electives

Students can satisfy the entry requirements (when the right combination of core and elective units are selected) for admission to membership of the professional accounting bodies. These include Associate membership of CPA Australia, and direct entry into the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia CA Programme and Associate membership of the National Institute of Accountants. Students who have been granted Advanced Standing must discuss their enrolment and selection of units with the Academic Chair, as their Advanced Standing may affect their ability to satisfy the admission requirements to the professional accounting bodies on completion of their degree.

Students should note that they will also need to complete two additional units in Auditing and Taxation in order to qualify for admission to membership of the professional accounting bodies (CPA Australia, ICAA and the NIA). *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Applied Accounting

Bachelor of Business in Applied Accounting (BBus) • South Street Campus (1st Year), subsequent years at Rockingham Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

The Bachelor of Business in Applied Accounting provides professional membership qualifications in the accounting profession. Graduates from the Challenger TAFE Diploma of Accounting will be awarded one year of credit and will enter the course at the second year. The course includes a work-based internship program which will prepare students for a smooth transition into the workforce upon graduation.

Applied accounting careers The course provides an opportunity for successful graduates to gain employment in the business field specialising in accounting. It provides a platform for those students wishing to develop a professional career that is well paid and provides both national and international working opportunities.

Professional recognition Graduates of the Bachelor of Business in Applied Accounting will gain associate membership status with one of the three national accounting bodies: CPA Australia; Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia; or the National Institute of Accountants.

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Course structure • • • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Economics Introduction to Information Technology Introduction to Statistics Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Finance and Banking Principles of Management

Plus • Two (2) General elective units or take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • • •

Company Law Contemporary Financial Accounting Corporate Finance Corporate Governance and Accountability Management Accounting Technology and Accounting Processes Preparation for Internship Internship Placement

Plus • For Challenger TAFE students - Learning and Communicating In Business Plus • Two (2) to four (4) general elective units or take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Bachelor of Commerce in Banking (BCom)

Bachelor of Commerce in Business Law (BCom)

• South Street Campus

• South Street Campus

• Three years full-time study

• Three years full-time study

• Semester I and II intake

• Semester I and II intake

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

In the Banking degree, the student is exposed to the issue of information asymmetry that exists between the borrower and the lender and the need to design contracts that reveal and monitor the quality of the borrower. The degree also considers the nature and legal implications of the banker-customer relationship. The high debt that financial institutions have in their capital structure, the interest sensitivity of their assets and the liquidity that depositors demand results in unique interest, credit and liquidity riskmanagement issues. Government regulation and directives further complicate these issues.

Whether students are interested in government or private enterprise work, completion of the Business Law major will allow for an appreciation of relevant legal principles applicable to many important areas of business. Increasing regulation of business means professionals need legal knowledge that equips them to make informed business decisions and to recognise the need for further specific legal services. The major aims to include contemporary and relevant business law for this use. The Business Law major provides an attractive complement to majors in accounting, finance, management and a range of other specialist business studies.

Banking careers Completion of the Banking major will open up employment opportunities for students in all types of financial institutions.

Professional Recognition Graduates are potentially eligible for associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). For advice on specific requirements students should contact FINSIA directly.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Economics Introduction to Statistics Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Finance and Banking

Plus • Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Finance Law Corporate Finance Treasury Management International Financial Markets and Institutions • Commercial Banking • Credit and Lending Decisions Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

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*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

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Business Law

Banking

Year 1 units

Business Law careers Prospective employers include government agencies, small business operators, and medium to large corporations.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Australian Legal System Introduction to Accounting Principles of Management Principles of Commercial Law

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units Select six from the following: • • • • • • • •

Finance Law Tourism and Hospitality Law Technology and the Law Workplace Law Company Law Marketing and Advertising Law Taxation Dispute Resolution

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Donna Chang Head, Private Banking, ECM Libra Investment Bank Berhad Malaysia Donna Chang graduated from her accounting degree at Murdoch University in 1991. Returning to Malaysia as a fresh graduate, she joined Hong Leong Finance and began her career as a dealer in various financial instruments. Her responsibilities, besides trading in financial instruments, included the management of surplus funds with total portfolio size in excess of MYR 2 billion. Donna was later promoted to Manager of Treasury at Hong Leong Bank, which involved supervising a team of junior dealers, who dealt in trading and sales of financial instruments to institutional and high net worth individual clients. She was later promoted to Senior Manager, Investors Client Group, handling mainly Fixed Income and Derivatives Sales for institutional clients. Donna spent a total of 16 years with Hong Leong Group, working primarily in Treasury and Investment related areas and has built a highly successful career in international finance and banking. In 2006/07 Donna was transferred to work in Hong Leong Markets, Hong Kong, the world’s international financial centre. In Hong Kong, she was Head of Treasury Sales, covering corporate and private clients in the global investment arena. Donna also worked closely with various government officials and travelled internationally to promote Malaysia as a destination for foreign direct investment. Donna then returned to Malaysia to take up her current position as Head of Private Banking for ECM Libra Investment Bank. In this role, Donna will leverage on her experience in global treasury investment products knowledge to set up an investment advisory unit to service sophisticated private investors. Donna says she chose to study in Perth because it was close to home and had a fantastic climate. Donna says, “Murdoch has a cosmopolitan student population, a great team of experienced lecturers, an environment conducive to study and a wide choice of courses with options to attain a double major. Murdoch degrees are also well recognised in Malaysia and other countries.”

Economics

Bachelor of Commerce in Chinese Business (BCom)

Course structure

Bachelor of Economics (BEcon)

• South Street Campus

Year 1 units

• South Street Campus

• Three years full-time study

• Foundation Unit • Introduction to Economics • Introductory Chinese

• Three years full-time study

• Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

The major in Chinese Business trains students to successfully engage in commerce with China. It focuses on contemporary China, from the essentials of business language to China’s developing market economy, politics, society and business culture. The course also addresses the global Chinese business relations and the growing commercial interaction between China and Australia. Students wishing to gain an intensive, six-month study and work experience in China are able to enrol in a special semester in China.

Chinese Business careers Graduates may gain employment in the rapidly expanding area of commercial relations between Australia and China. Business companies, business associations, commercial and government institutions, and other bodies wishing to deal with China will be interested in graduates with a major in Chinese Business. In addition, there is a

Plus select two (2) units from the following: • Principles of Management • Principles of Marketing • Introduction to Accounting Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • •

Contemporary China Conversational Chinese Chinese Economy Writing and Translating Chinese Chinese Business Law in China: Continuity and Change Semester in China (optional)

Plus • Three to six (3-6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

The Economics major emphasises the applications of economic analysis to realworld situations. Students are given a grounding in fundamental economic analysis and are then able to choose from a wide range of elective units to suit their interests and career intentions.

Economics careers Students who complete the Economics course are prepared for a wide range of careers. There are job opportunities within both the public and private sectors and students may work in such areas as banks, government departments, stockbroking firms and accountancy firms.

Professional Recognition Graduates are eligible for Associate Professional membership of the Economics Society of Australia.

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growing market for entrepreneurship and innovation both in China and in the field of trade relations between Australia and China, in which graduates with initiative will be able to find suitable market niches and opportunities for employment.

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Course structure

Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to Economics • Introduction to Statistics Plus select one (1) unit from the following: • • • • •

Principles of Management Principles of Marketing Principles of Financial and Banking Introduction to Accounting Australian Business and the Economy

Bachelor of Commerce in Finance (BCom) Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (BCom) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study

Plus

• Semester I and II intake

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Macroeconomics A Macroeconomics B Microeconomics A Microeconomics B

Plus select two (2) units from the following: • • • • • • • • •

Chinese Economy Changing Economies of Asia Econometrics Human Resource Economics International Financial Markets and Institutions Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics Special Topics in Economics: Economic Thought and Controversy Special Topics in Economics: Economics of Health Care and Social Policy The Economics of Global Climate Change

Plus Six (6) General elective units OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation plays a significant role in the start-up, development and operational management of small to medium enterprises. This major will provide graduates with the necessary knowledge they require in order to understand and manage the process of business feasibility studies, operational planning, business innovation and the development of business assets through the strategic application of resources. The major provides an opportunity for students to apply theoretical solutions to enterprise business problems through both course-based and experiential learning.

Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation careers The major will support those candidates who have a desire to seek general employment in the small to medium-enterprise arena, start their own business venture or participate in the management of family enterprises.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Principles of Management Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Finance and Banking Principles of Marketing

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • Marketing Development and Planning • Business Feasibility and Management Concepts • Marketing and Advertising Law Plus choose three (3) from the following: • Technology and the Law • Entrepreneurship in Organisations • Organisational Development and Human Resource Management • Applied Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation

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Finance

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Students taking the Finance major will cover a broad range of areas in corporate finance, investment analysis and international finance. These are designed to equip them with the necessary skills to obtain employment in such areas as stockbroking, insurance and banking, as well as preparing them with the skills for careers in finance in public and private sector organisations. Many issues relevant to the corporate financial manager will be examined, including capital investment decisions, lease evaluation, cost of capital, sources of funds, dividend policy, working capital management, efficient capital markets, portfolio management, the use of options, futures, forward exchange contracts and other derivative financial instruments. In addition, students will also receive an introduction to international finance.

Finance careers Students can obtain employment in such areas as stockbroking, insurance and banking, as well as preparing them with the skills for careers in finance in public and private sector organisations.

Professional Recognition Graduates are potentially eligible for associate membership of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). For advice on specific requirements students should contact FINSIA directly.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Economics Introduction to Statistics Principles of Finance and Banking Principles of Commercial Law

Plus • Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Years 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Finance Law Corporate Finance Treasury Management Derivative Securities International Finance Investment Analysis

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Course structure

• Tourism and Hospitality Law • Organisational Development and Human Resource Management • Sustainable Tourism • Tourism Management • Strategic Management • Advanced HR Perspectives

Year 1 units

• South Street Campus • Three years full-time study

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Murdoch University is offering a degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management as an opportunity to enter the exciting and burgeoning global tourism industry. This degree will equip graduates with the skills to manage any tourism business on a day-to-day basis, as well as providing them with the skills to think and plan strategically for the long term. The major, when based in the Bachelor of Commerce, relies on Murdoch University’s exceptional success in the management discipline, as all Murdoch University’s management graduates are able to gain professional recognition with the Australian Institute of Management. This presents future graduates with the ability to be recognised as professionals and to be able to work anywhere in the world. Furthermore, the strength of the tourism course in preparing students for the management of tourism and destinations means students have wider opportunity for career directions.

Hospitality and Tourism Management careers This degree represents a fast-track approach to more senior positions within the Hospitality and Tourism industry. Employers in the tourism industry include tour operators, accommodation outlets and resorts, travel wholesalers and retailers, NGOs and government agencies.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Management Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Tourism Systems

Any Foundation Unit Principles of Management Introduction to Accounting Principles of Commercial Law Introduction to Economics

Plus

Plus Bachelor of Commerce in Hospitality and Tourism Management (BCom)

• • • • •

Human Resource Management

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Employee Relations Workplace Law Human Resource Economics Advanced HR Perspectives Organisational Theory and Behaviour Organisational Development and Human Resource Management

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management (BCom)

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Human Resource Management will provide a strong understanding of the areas of professional human resource management, including the strategic role, employment policies, legal and environmental regulations, interviewing and hiring, rewards and recognition, pay and benefits, diversity, job assessment, health and safety, ethics, negotiating and bargaining, communications, motivation, organisational design and the future direction of human resources. Graduates will have a strong standing for entry into the human resource management arena and associated commercial areas within industry.

Human Resource Management careers The prospects for employment in HRM are good, as every organisation, public or private, undertakes HRM functions. The HR industry as a whole does not require registration or specific qualification, thus increasing demand for qualified candidates and establishing the business case.

Plus

Professional recognition

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Accredited by the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI). Provides graduates with eligibility for professional standing upon graduation.

International Business

Bachelor of Commerce in International Business (BCom) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Students are exposed to a selection of units that will develop their knowledge of the global business environment and related political and social factors, with particular regard to Australia’s position in the AsiaPacific region. The major is designed to enable students to acquire skills appropriate for employment in an international environment. General units in business form the basis of the broad international business perspective, with units in International Management and Marketing completing these requirements. Students also have a choice in the study of Chinese, Japanese or Indonesian language, and cultural studies or international studies.

International Business careers Graduates will have opportunities for careers in multinational corporations, government organisations, careers where languages are required and many other areas in which a broad-based knowledge of international business combined with languages is required.

Murdoch Business School

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Year 2 and 3 units

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Course structure

Management

Year 1 units • • • • •

Foundation Unit Principles of Marketing Principles of Management Introduction to Economics Asia-Pacific in the Global System

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • •

Marketing Management Consumer Behaviour International Marketing Organisational Theory and Behaviour Organisational Development and Human Resources Management • International Management Plus three (3) from the following units: • Changing Economies of Asia • International Markets and Financial Institutions • International Trade Law • Conversational Chinese • Chinese Business • Japanese IIA • Postwar Japan • Indonesian IIA • Society, Culture and Ecology in South-East Asia • Law in China: Continuity and Change

Bachelor of Commerce in Management (BCom) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fees and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Management refers to the process of employing resources to achieve customer needs. Traditionally, the study of management was concerned with the four functions of planning, organising, directing and controlling. Although these functions are vital for the well being of organisations, contemporary workplaces are highly dynamic and they bring a new set of challenges to management. The study of management explores a wide range of relevant issues, theories and perspectives to better prepare people to understand the complexities and responsibilities of managerial life in the 21st century.

Management careers

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Students traditionally find employment in areas of planning, organising, directing and controlling in a business environment. More recent graduates in Management are finding challenging careers in human resource management and in internal and external management consultancy.

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Course structure

Plus

Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Accounting Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Management Principles of Marketing

Plus

• South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

The Marketing and the Media course integrates business strategy and creative design. The course is tailored to provide students with a combination of skills and knowledge from the related areas of marketing and communication. Marketing identifies the wants and needs of the consumer for a product or service and identifies strategies to provide them in the most effective ways. Communication through the media is crucial to the marketing process. Students will gain critical understanding of communications policies and of the historical, social and textual aspects of popular culture and of media audiences. Students in the course also have the opportunity to develop production skills by the appropriate selection of courses.

Marketing and the Media careers Graduates of this course will be well suited to careers in marketing, advertising and publications for both private and public organisations in many branches of society.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Communication and Media Introduction to Public Relations Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Marketing

Plus

Year 2 and 3 units

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Plus select one (1) from the following units: • • • •

Human Resource Economics International Management Employee Relations Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* Murdoch Business School

Bachelor of Marketing and the Media (BMM)

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Organisational Development and Human Resource Management • Knowledge and Organisational Learning • Organisational Theory and Behaviour • Strategic Management • Workplace Law

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Marketing and the Media

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Campaign Management Consumer Behaviour Integrated Marketing Communications Marketing and Advertising Law Marketing Management Public Relations: Contemporary Approaches

Plus select three (3) units from the list below (At least one unit must be in Marketing and at least one unit in Media).


Course structure

• • • •

Year 1 units

Digital Marketing International Marketing Services Marketing Advertising Production

Media • • • •

Professional Communication Media Audiences and the Public Issues and Crisis Management Communication Research

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Statistics Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Marketing

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Consumer Behaviour Marketing and Advertising Law Marketing Management Marketing Research and Analysis

Plus select at least two (2) units from the following:

Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing (BCom)

Advertising Production Digital Marketing Integrated Marketing Communications International Marketing Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics • Services Marketing

• South Street Campus

Plus

• Three years full-time study

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Marketing

• Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Marketing Management plays an essential role in all public and commercial organisations. Organisations manage their marketing activities to create customer satisfaction by building value relationships. Marketing Management identifies customer needs and wants, determines which target markets the organisation can best serve, and develops and manages the appropriate products, services and strategies to satisfy that market. Studying Marketing Management provides students with an understanding of marketing theory by practical applications of the marketing exchange processes using Product Development and Planning, Pricing Strategies, Integrated Marketing Communications and Distribution Channel Management.

Marketing Management careers Students are often surprised to find how broadly applicable marketing can be to a variety of occupations. Marketing is relevant not only to manufacturing companies, wholesalers and retailers but to every organisation. Lawyers, accountants, physicians and management consultants are increasingly using marketing ideas to expand their practices. Anyone involved in an exchange process would benefit from a unit in marketing.

• • • • •

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Sustainability Bachelor of Business in Sustainability (BBus) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 4

As global concern has developed over climate change and human impact on complex ecosystems, sustainability has emerged as one of the greatest economic and social challenges of our times. The Bachelor of Business (Sustainability) meets the growing need for interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary environmental issues, including climate change, resource depletion and environmental protection. Students who complete this course will acquire a highly career-relevant degree specifically designed to capitalise on workplace demand for problem solving and system design skills.

Sustainability careers There are increasing employment opportunities for graduates who are knowledgeable, skilled and passionate about sustainable development, in federal, state and local government agencies, in nongovernment organisations, international organisations, corporations, local business and the media. Students could gain employment in key government departments such as Treasury, Industry and Resources, Environment and Conservation.

Professional recognition Students could apply for membership to the Sustainability Practitioners Association upon graduation.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Economics Introduction to Sustainable Development Approaches to Sustainable Development Principles of Management

Plus • Three (3) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • •

The Economics of Global Climate Change Global and Regional Sustainability Economics for Sustainability Microeconomics A Environmental Policy and Law Environmental and Social Accounting Sustainable Business Development Project

Plus • Five (5) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major. *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Murdoch Business School

Marketing

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Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Daniel Schatzmann Murdoch student from Switzerland

Course structure

Chemistry

• Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake

Plus

• Semester I and II intake

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Students with weak backgrounds in chemistry should take Introduction to Chemistry before completing other Chemistry units. Calculus and Matrix Algebra is an acceptable alternative to Applied Mathematics. Students with weak backgrounds in Physics should take General Physics at Murdoch.

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

• South Street Campus

Chemistry is the science of materials, their properties and transformations. It is important as a science in its own right and for its applications to biological, environmental, energy conservation and industrial processes. This RACI (Royal Australian Chemical Institute) - accredited degree is designed to: • Provide a useful base in first year, which includes the principles of mathematics, physics and chemistry; • Establish a sound foundation of chemical knowledge in second year; and • Allow students to develop specialised skills in third year.

Chemical and Mathematical Sciences

Chemistry careers The employment situation for graduates in the foreseeable future is bright, especially for those who combine a broad general education in chemistry with specialised skills, or who study chemistry in combination with other disciplines. Many career paths are open to Chemistry graduates in areas such as mineral and analytical chemistry, resource development, industrial, agricultural and government research, environmental monitoring, consumer affairs, corrosion control, quality control and in teaching.

Professional recognition Qualifies graduates for membership of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI).

• • • •

Extractive Metallurgy

Any Foundation Unit Chemical Laboratory Techniques Principles of Physics Applied Mathematics OR Calculus and Matrix Algebra OR Statistical Data Analysis and Databases • Chemical Principles

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (BSc)

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Year 1 units

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • •

Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Biological Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Thermodynamics Instrumental Analysis Aquatic Chemistry Biomolecular Design

Plus • Five (5) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Bachelor of Extractive Metallurgy (BExtMet) • South Street Campus • Four years full-time study

Extractive Metallurgists are expected to understand the fundamental science of mineral extraction processes and engineering aspects, and operate in an engineering environment, working in the design, commissioning and operation of metallurgical plants. This course provides training in the core areas of extractive metallurgy -- mineral processing, pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy and process mineralogy. Units in process control and instrumentation, modelling and simulation, financial management and process economics, and environmental and operational management are included in this course. As an alternative, students may elect to graduate with the three year Bachelor of Science degree in Mineral Science after completing 72 points of study including 9 specified Part II units from the second and third years of the Bachelor of Extractive Metallurgy. This option allows for students with interests in extractive metallurgy who wish to meet requirements of double major degrees with Chemistry, Environmental Science or other disciplines.


The degree will allow graduates to work in the mineral and allied industries including oil and gas, chemical engineering, mineral processing and process consulting. The specific job opportunities include: Metallurgist -- Extractive/General; Mineral Processing Engineer; Hydrometallurgist; Pyrometallurgist; Metallurgy/Mineral Processing -- Consulting; Metallurgy/ Mineral Processing -- Research; Chemical/Process Engineer.

Course Structure Year 1 units • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Applied Mathematics Chemical Principles Calculus and Matrix Algebra Introduction to Earth Sciences Computing for Scientists and Engineers OR Chemical Laboratory Techniques • Principles of Physics • Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy

Year 2, 3 and 4 units • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Principles of Unit Operations Applied Statistics and Process Management Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Mathematical Modelling Thermodynamics Process Mineralogy Pyrometallurgy Mineral Processing I Mineral Processing II Hydrometallurgy Control Systems and Process Dynamics Advanced Topics in Extractive Metallurgy Financial Management, Mineral Resources and Environment • Research Project and Thesis Plus • One (1) General elective unit

Mathematics and Statistics

units from both areas. The major is designed to produce practical mathematicians and statisticians with a flexible outlook, a mix of technical skills, and an awareness of the modern uses of mathematics and statistics.

Mathematics and Statistics careers With the increased use of mathematics and statistics in almost all areas, together with the growth of information technology, the demand for mathematicians and statisticians is increasing rapidly. The course trains students for future employment in banking, insurance, health, research and development, industry and government, in the computing, industrial mathematics, statistics and biostatistics areas. It provides an excellent preparation for careers in law, the health sciences, teaching and engineering when combined with studies in those areas.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Calculus and Matrix Algebra Computational Mathematics Statistical Data Analysis and Databases

Plus • Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* Students without the necessary calculus background will also be required to take Applied Mathematics.

Year 2 and 3 units Select at least three (3) from the following units: • Mathematical Modelling • Mathematical Methods • Stochastic Models and Inference Either • Biostatistical Methods OR Applied Statistics and Process Management Plus at least three (3) units from the following: • • • •

Environmental and Biological Modelling Time Series and Multivariate Analysis Statistical Design and Data Analysis Modelling and Simulation

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Mineral Science Bachelor of Science in Mineral Science (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Mineral extraction processes bridge science and engineering disciplines. Mineral scientists focus on the fundamental science of these processes. A Mineral Science degree offers the opportunity to train in interdisciplinary sciences by taking units in cognate disciplines. This degree also caters for students with interests in mineral science, who wish to meet the requirements of double major degrees with Chemistry, Environmental Science, or other disciplines such as Law and Management or to continue towards a Bachelor of Extractive Metallurgy degree.

Mineral Science Careers Graduates can expect to find employment in mineral processing and metal extraction plants throughout Australia and overseas as plant and project metallurgists, mill superintendents, operations managers, consultants and researchers.

Course Structure Year 1 units • • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Chemical Principles Applied Mathematics Calculus and Matrix Algebra Introduction to Earth Sciences Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy Principles of Physics

Plus • One (1) General elective unit OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics

• • • • • • • • •

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Plus

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake

The focus of the Mathematics and Statistics major is on mathematical and statistical training for future employment in business, industry, health or government. Students may concentrate on mathematical modelling, with special emphasis given to methods and applications in the life and environmental sciences and engineering, or on applied statistics, with an emphasis on methods and applications in the life and health sciences (biostatistics), the environment, commerce and industry, or they may wish to combine

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Principles of Unit Operations Physical and Inorganic Chemistry Thermodynamics Process Mineralogy Mathematical Modelling Mineral Processing I Mineral Processing II Hydrometallurgy Pyrometallurgy

• Three (3) General elective units OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may increase the duration of the degree.

Chemical and Mathematical Sciences

Extractive Metallurgy Careers

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Chiropractic and Sports Science Nguyen Vinh Trung Murdoch student from Vietnam

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chiropractic / Bachelor of Chiropractic (BChiro)

At the end of the five-year course, students will have fulfilled the requirements for two degrees; a Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) degree (after completion of the first three years of study) and the Bachelor of Chiropractic degree (after completion of the final two years). Both degrees are required for clinical practice and registration.

• South Street Campus

Professional recognition

• Five years full-time study

The Murdoch University Chiropractic Program is fully accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia and graduates are eligible to sit the US and Canadian Board examinations prior to practice in those countries. Similarly, chiropractic graduates may be eligible to practise in the UK/Europe after completion of the mandatory internships often required of graduates in those countries.

Chiropractic

• Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Human Biology / Biology • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Chiropractic Science is a primary healthcare profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dysfunction of the spine and extremities and the effects of this dysfunction on the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and general health. Murdoch graduates will possess the ability to recognise signs and symptoms of such diseases with presenting pathology, patho-mechanical states and related pain syndromes; differentially diagnose the problem and select appropriate therapeutic regimes or refer patients. Extensive clinical experience is undertaken under supervision during the course.

Chiropractic careers Chiropractic is a well-established profession, and career opportunities are many and varied both in Australia and internationally. Chiropractors often work in chiropractic clinics as a sole practitioner or in association with another chiropractor. There are also opportunities to work in multidisciplinary clinics or institutionalised health care settings with other health professionals. Chiropractors can also work as consultants in areas such as occupational health and safety, rehabilitation, sport and health insurance assessment. Since Chiropractic is a relatively young profession and is still evolving, exciting opportunities exist in the field of chiropractic education in the teaching, research and administrative environments.

Course structure Year 1 units • Foundation Unit • Introduction and Application of Epidemiology • Cell Biology • Chiropractic Skills and Principles 1 • Functional Human Anatomy • Introduction to the Human Body • Principles of Vertebrate Physiology Plus • One (1) General Elective unit of your choice

Year 2 units • • • • • •

Human Anatomy I Chiropractic Biochemistry Biomedical Physiology Human Anatomy II Physical Examination Biomechanics and Diagnostic Palpation Skills • Nutrition

Year 3 units • Diagnosis and Chiropractic Skills • Processes in Human Disease • Primary Practice I: Clinical Science and Diagnosis • Clinical Orthopaedics and Neurology • Immunology, Genetics and Microbiology • Chiropractic Skills and Principles II • Evidence-based Practice

Year 4 units • • • • • •

Chiropractic and Sports Science

• • • • •

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Pre-clinical Practicum Radiography: Principles and Positioning Physiological Therapeutics Mental Health Issues In Chiropractic Care Primary Practice II: Physical Rehabilitation I Primary Practice III: Differential Diagnosis I (Musculoskeletal) Primary Practice IV: Differential Diagnosis II Primary Practice V: Physical Rehabilitation II Primary Practice VI: Pharmacology Clinical Radiology Chiropractic Skills and Principles III

Year 5 units • • • • • •

Professional Practice Management Public Health Decision Making in Clinical Imaging Ethics and Jurisprudence Topics Review Clinical Practicum


Jessica Seebauer Sports and Family Chiropractor USA Jessica Seebauer grew up on the East Coast of the United States and admits Perth is about as far away from home as she could possibly get. Jessica chose to study in Perth as she had been to WA before and knew that she would be able to enjoy an easygoing lifestyle and be close to the beach, the city and the great outdoors. Jessica completed Murdoch’s dual degree in Chiropractic Science (Bachelor of Science in Chiropractic / Bachelor of Chiropractic) in 2006. She then joined an established practice in the Fremantle area where she had gained work as a receptionist during university. Jessica has since gone on to finish her International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma. Jessica also serves as the Secretary for the Chiropractors Association of Australia’s Western Australian branch and has recently had an article published by the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) Journal. When asked about her experience studying at Murdoch, Jessica says, “I will always remember the drive, passion, and commitment of the academic staff members… they inspired us to serve the community and the profession with enthusiasm and integrity.” She goes on to say, “Murdoch is the perfect size – small enough to be cosy and personable, but big enough to support diverse clubs and interest groups. On top of that, it’s perfectly located – 10 minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the city.”

Course structure

Exercise Physiologists may work as part of a health care team in a hospital-based setting or may establish their own private business.

Year 1 units

Professional recognition Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology (BSc) • South Street Campus • Four years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Exercise Physiology is a mainstream allied health profession concerned with the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification programs for the prevention and management of chronic disease and injury. Murdoch graduates of the Exercise Physiology course will possess the skills and ability to provide physical activity and behavioural programs for clients with conditions as diverse as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, depression, cancer, arthritis, respiratory disease and many others.

Graduates of the four-year Exercise Physiology course will be eligible to apply for accreditation as an Exercise Physiologist with the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS). Exercise Physiologists are eligible to register with Medicare Australia, the Department of Veterans Affairs and have recognition among a number of health insurers.

• • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to the Human Body Principles of Sports Science Functional Human Anatomy Introduction and Application of Epidemiology • Introduction to Psychological Health and Wellbeing • Principles of Vertebrate Physiology Plus • One (1) General Elective Unit of your choice

Year 2, 3 and 4 units • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Exercise Physiology I Sports Psychology Nutrition Acquisition of Skills and Motor Control Principles of Strength and Conditioning Biomechanics and Diagnostic Palpatation Skills Exercise Physiology II Principles of Rehabilitation Exercise Science Practicum Health, Fitness and Performance Assessment Advanced Skills and Motor Control Advanced Sports Psychology Exercise, Programming and Prescription Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Professional Practice Management Metabolic Rehabilitation Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Physiology Practicum

Plus select one (1) from the following: • Primary Practice VI: Pharmacology • Public Health

Chiropractic and Sports Science

Exercise Physiology

Exercise Physiology careers

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Course structure

Sports Science

Bachelor of Sports Science (BSportSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

This degree is tailored to individuals interested in sports science in relation to health and physical fitness. A strong foundation in human biology, anatomy and physiology will enable the student to develop their client assessment skills. The student will be competent in biomechanics and client evaluation. They will then learn how to develop fitness strengthening and rehabilitation programs, which will support a career in the health industry.

Sports Science careers Consultation with stakeholders has revealed a void exists in the workforce for health professionals who are skilled in developing health and fitness programs for clients. A minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation will allow the graduate access to the management of sporting teams, gymnasiums and health clubs, as well as governmentsponsored health and fitness programs.

Professional Recognition

Chiropractic and Sports Science

Will be seeking accreditation from the Australian Association of Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS).

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Year 1 units • • • •

Foundation Unit Introduction to the Human Body Principles of Sports Science Functional Human Anatomy

Plus • Four (4) General Elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • Health, Fitness and Performance Assessment • Biomechanics and Diagnostic Palpation Skills • Sports Science Practicum • Principles of Rehabilitation • Principles of Strength and Conditioning Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Education

Tapiwanashe Ndlovu Murdoch student from Uganda

Course structure

Primary Teacher Education

Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Cultural Mathematics Principles of Language and Literacy Introduction to Science Introduction to Teaching

Plus

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (BEd)

• Two (2) General elective units of your choice

• South Street Campus

• Four years full-time study

Year 2, 3 and 4 units

• Semester I intake

• Semester I intake

• • • •

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education (BEd) • South Street Campus

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

The Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) will prepare graduates to teach in any primary classroom from kindergarten to Year 7. Students will study general primary curriculum, as well as that specific to early childhood teaching and will be placed in both early childhood and general classrooms for their school experiences.

Early Childhood and Primary careers A recent survey of all Murdoch teacher education graduates for the past decade showed that almost all were employed in teaching within a year of graduating. Murdoch graduates are employed in government and non-government schools and other education-related occupations.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

School Experience: Primary BEd Primary Curriculum I (English) Learning through the Arts Learning and Assessment: Theory and Practice Primary Curriculum IIA Education for Social Justice School Experience: Primary BEd Primary Curriculum III (Mathematics) Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education Schools in Context Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum Special Needs School Experience: Primary BEd Primary Curriculum IV (Society and Environment, Science) Children, Families and Schools Professional and Action Learning Project Professional Internship Prelim: Primary BEd/ ECE Professional Internship: Primary BEd/ECE

• Four years full-time study

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Employment prospects for primary teachers are expected to strengthen throughout Australia during the next decade, and in WA, there will be a particular need for graduates who are able to teach both in the primary and pre-primary years. Primary Teacher Education graduates are qualified to teach from Years 1 to 7 in primary schools.

Primary Education careers The Bachelor of Education qualification opens up career opportunities for education professionals in galleries, museums, theatres, health departments, public relations, various training organisations and private businesses.

Course structure

Special requirements

Year 1 units

All people wishing to work with children must have two checks to enable them to teach in Western Australian schools. The first is the Department of Education and Training Criminal History Record Check. The second is the Working with Children Check from the Department of Community Development.

• • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Cultural Mathematics Introduction to Science Introduction to Teaching Principles of Language and Literacy

Plus • Two (2) General elective units of your choice

Education

Early Childhood and Primary Education

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Year 2 units • School Experience: Primary BEd and Primary Curriculum I (English) • Primary Curriculum I (English) • Primary Curriculum IIA (Arts, Health and Physical Education and Technology) • Learning and Assessment: Theory and Practice • School Experience: Primary BEd • Learning Through the Arts • Education for Social Justice

Year 3 units • School Experience: Primary BEd • Primary Curriculum III (Mathematics) • Schools in Context

Year 4 units • Primary Curriculum IV (Society and Environment, Science) • School Experience: Primary BEd • Special Needs • Professional Internship Preliminary • Professional Internship • Special Needs AND Select two (2) from the following: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Children and the Media Creating Effective Learning Environments Children, Families and Schools Children’s Theatre Environmental Education Information Technology in the Classroom Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Science Communication Second/Foreign Languages and the Curriculum Shaping Australian Education: Policy in Practice Social, Educational and Policy Research Methods Social Research Methods Teaching Religion in Schools Youth Transitions and Vocational Education

Plus

Education

• Two (2) General Elective units of your choice

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Secondary Teacher Education

Primary Teacher Education - Graduate Entry

Bachelor of Education (Primary) (BEd) - Graduate Entry

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (BEd)

• South Street Campus

• South Street Campus

• Two years full-time study commencing in summer semester

• Four years full-time study

• Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

• Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

This course provides the opportunity for suitably qualified graduate students to complete a Bachelor of Education in a minimum of two years. Graduate students must follow a set structure of core units if they wish to complete in the minimum time (some extension of the two-year minimum may be required depending on individual qualifications). This course is available to graduates with a recognised degree in any discipline who wish to obtain a qualification to teach across the curriculum at all levels in any primary school.

Education careers Employment prospects are strong for graduates who are unrestricted in the location in which they wish to teach; graduates wishing to teach in rural and remote locations have high employment prospects. Prospects are more limited in metropolitan schools but generally strong overall.

Admission requirements An undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

Primary Curriculum I (English) Primary Curriculum III (Mathematics) School Experience: Primary Graduate Primary Curriculum IIA (Arts, Health and Physical Education and Technology) • Education for Social Justice • Learning and Assessment Processes

Graduates of the Secondary Teacher Education majors are qualified to teach one or more subjects at the secondary school level. Minors are available for primary teachers in special needs and science communication and for secondary teachers in science communication, among others. For Secondary Teacher Education students, the Bachelor’s degree studied concurrently with the Bachelor of Education should be relevant to one of the following learning areas in secondary schools: English, Drama, Media, Society and Environment, Science, Mathematics, Languages Other than English (LOTE) and English as a Second Language (ESL).

Education careers There are excellent prospects for secondary teacher graduates in most Australian states, including WA, where predictions indicate a shortage of teachers during the next decade. Certain specialisations are expected to be in particularly short supply, for example, mathematics, physical science and LOTE (Languages Other Than English). The Bachelor of Education qualification opens up career opportunities for education professionals in galleries, museums, theatres, health departments, public relations, various training organisations and private businesses.

Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to Teaching

Year 2 units

Plus

• Primary Curriculum IV (Society and Environment, Science) • School Experience: Primary BEd • Schools in Context • Special Needs • Professional Internship Preliminary • Professional Internship

• Five (5) General Elective units of your choice

Year 2 units • Education for Social Justice • Learning and Assessment: Theory and Practice • School Experience: Secondary BEd


Course structure

• School Experience: Secondary BEd

Curriculum minor Students must select as a minor one of the following units which is different from their major area and for which they have the prerequisites: • Drama and the Curriculum • English and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Mathematics and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Media and the Curriculum • Science and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Second/Foreign Languages and the Curriculum • Society and Environment Curriculum (Secondary)

Secondary Teacher Education - Graduate Entry

Bachelor of Education (Secondary) (BEd) - Graduate Entry

Select one (1) of the following: • English and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Society and Environment Curriculum (Secondary) • Science and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Mathematics and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Second/Foreign Languages and the Curriculum • Media and the Curriculum • Drama and the Curriculum (Secondary)

• Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 4

Select as a major one of the following units:

Education careers

• Drama and the Curriculum • English and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Mathematics and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Media and the Curriculum • Science and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Second/Foreign Languages and the Curriculum • Society and Environment Curriculum (Secondary)

Employment prospects in Australia are strong for graduates who are unrestricted in the location in which they wish to teach; ie. graduates wishing to teach in rural and remote locations have high employment prospects, with prospects more limited in metropolitan schools but generally strong overall.

Plus • Nine (9) General elective units of your choice

Curriculum minor

• Two years full-time study commencing in summer semester

Curriculum major

• School Experience: Secondary BEd • Schools in Context • Professional Internship Preliminary: Secondary BEd • Professional Internship: Secondary BEd • Special Needs

• Introduction to Teaching • Schools in Context • Learning and Assessment: Theory and Practice • Education for Social Justice • School Experience: Secondary BEd

• South Street Campus

This course provides the opportunity for suitably qualified graduate students to complete a Bachelor of Education in a minimum of two years. Graduate students must follow a set structure of core units if they wish to complete in the minimum time (some extension of the two-year minimum may be required depending on individual qualification).

Year 4 units

Year 1 units

Admission requirements An undergraduate degree in an appropriate discipline. Applicants should have completed undergraduate studies relevant to one of the following learning areas in secondary schools: English, Drama, Media, Society and Environment, Science, Mathematics, Languages Other Than English (LOTE) or English as a Second Language (ESL).

Year 2 units • School Experience: Secondary BEd • Professional Internship Preliminary: Secondary BEd • Professional Internship: Secondary BEd • Special Needs

Curriculum major Select one (1) of the following: • English and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Society and Environment Curriculum (Secondary) • Science and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Mathematics and the Curriculum (Secondary) • Second/Foreign Languages and the Curriculum • Media and the Curriculum • Drama and the Curriculum (Secondary) Plus select three (3) from the following units: • • • • • • • • • •

Children, Families and Schools Children and the Media Creating Effective Learning Environments Cultural Mathematics Environmental Education ICT in the Classroom Learning through the Arts Science Communication Social Research Methods Education Policy, Youth and Work

Education

Year 3 units

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Engineering and Energy

Wigrai Thanadechteemapat Murdoch student from Thailand

Bioprocess Engineering careers

Bioprocess Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Bioprocess Engineering (BE)

There are a wide variety of industries in which Bioprocess Engineering graduates may gain employment as professional engineers. These include food and beverage industries, petrochemical industry, synthesis of bio fuels, waste treatment, pollution control systems, metallurgical processing and the pharmaceutical industry.

• South Street Campus

Course structure

• Four years full-time study

Year 1 units

• Semester I intake

• Any Foundation Unit • Applied Mathematics • Chemical Principles • Design Concepts in Science and Engineering • Computing for Scientists and Engineers • Calculus and Matrix Algebra • Principles of Physics • Cell Biology

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Bioprocess Engineering is the application of chemical engineering principles to biological processes. Whilst sharing foundations of a traditional chemical engineering degree, it takes the next step and implements biotechnologies. This innovative specialisation of chemical engineering explores its relevance to the food and beverage industry, petrochemical industry, synthesis of bio fuels, waste treatment, pollution control systems, metallurgical processing and the pharmaceutical industry. Students who are not only interested in biology and chemistry, but also their industrial applications should consider Bioprocess Engineering.

Year 2, 3 and 4 units • Principles of Process Engineering • Applied Statistics and Process Management • Microbiology I • Mathematical Modelling • Biological Chemistry • Thermodynamics • Advanced Process Engineering • Industrial Bioprocessing and Bioremediation • Engineering Design • Engineering Law, Management and Ethics • Engineering Internship OR Engineering Thesis Plus

Engineering and Energy

• Four (4) specified elective units required for Professional Accreditation by Engineers Australia. Please consult the Academic Chair.

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Electrical Power Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Electrical Power Engineering • South Street Campus • Four years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Electrical Power Engineering is a specialised subset of Electrical Engineering that requires a good understanding of power system elements, including power generators, transmission and distribution system components, as well as power system analysis, operation and control. System stability, safety and protection issues are also covered. With emerging demand to restructure industry to make it more energy-efficient and with the use of more cutting-edge technology, changes in infrastructure are also needed. Hence, there is a demand for engineers in mining, railway, electrical power, transport and any industry where such infrastructural changes are required. There is also a demand for engineers where local power generation is a major issue, such as the mineral industry.

Electrical Power Engineering careers Electrical Power Engineering provides the skills to obtain a wide range of opportunities in both the commercial and industrial sectors covering power and energy supply, manufacturing, mining and processing industries.


Estiyanti Ekawati Lecturer, Engineering Physics, Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) Indonesia “In Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE), we learn aspects of various process characteristics, how to measure process quality and select the appropriate sensor, how to gather and reconcile measurement data and transmit them to remote controller / process managers, who utilize the information to control and to improve process quality. Murdoch provides an excellent academic and cultural atmosphere and lots of support for international students. Moreover, the cost of living is relatively cheaper compared to the eastern side of the continent. I enjoyed the ethnic diversity of students and staff. I met people from Australia, Britain, America, India, Iran, China, Eastern Europe, Germany and Africa. We really had a great time together. It was like the whole world in one place, but no wars – just plenty of birthday cakes and big barbecued lunches and dinners!”

Graduates are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full Chartered Professional Engineer status can then be achieved after a further 3-5 years of work experience in the engineering profession.

Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Design Concepts in Science and Engineering • Principles of Physics • Applied Mathematics • Circuits and Systems I • Calculus and Matrix Algebra • Computing for Scientists and Engineers • Introduction to Chemistry OR Chemical Principles

Year 2 units • • • • • • • • • • • •

Circuits and Systems II Applied Statistics and Process Management Principles of Electronic Instrumentation Mathematical Methods Control Systems and Process Dynamics Principles of Process Engineering Engineering Law, Management and Ethics Engineering Internship OR Engineering Thesis Electromechanical Energy Conversion Power Transmission and Distribution Networks Power Electronic Converters and Systems Operation and Control of Power Systems

Plus • Four (4) specified elective units required for Professional Accreditation by Engineers Australia. Please consult the Academic Chair.

Course structure

Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Technology in Engineering Technology (BTech) • South Street Campus

Year 1 units • • • • • • • •

• Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics, Physics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

The Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Engineering Technology is a three-year degree that leads to the qualification of Engineering Technologist, a person with theoretical understanding in engineering and practical skills in the management, operation and implementation of engineering projects.

Professional recognition The BTech is not a professional engineering degree. However, it is accredited by Engineers Australia and graduates can join the College of Technologists.

Engineering Technology careers Depending on the specific units chosen, graduates may pursue careers in industries associated with computing and information technology, industrial computer systems, instrumentation and control.

Any Foundation Unit Principles of Physics Applied Mathematics Design Concepts in Science and Engineering Computing for Scientists and Engineers Calculus and Matrix Algebra Circuits and Systems I Introduction to Chemistry OR Chemical Principles (depending on strength of student’s Chemistry background)

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • •

Applied Statistics and Process Management Circuits and Systems II Control Systems and Process Dynamics Principles of Electronic Instrumentation Principles of Process Engineering Mathematical Methods Engineering Technology Project

Plus select five (5) from the following units: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Advanced Process Engineering PLC Systems SCADA and Instrument Systems Process Control Engineering I Process Control Engineering II Real Time and Embedded Systems Electromechanical Energy Conversion Power Transmission and Distribution Networks Power Electronic Converters and Systems Energy Supply Systems Resources for Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Design Workshop

Engineering and Energy

Professional recognition

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Year 2 units

Industrial Computer Systems Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Computer Systems Engineering (BE) • South Street Campus • Four years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Industrial Computer Systems Engineering is concerned with the design, specification, implementation, testing and maintenance of instrumentation and industrial computer systems, which is a combination of both computer hardware and software. These systems are created from more fundamental, but ‘off the shelf’ building blocks. It is the role of the engineer in this area to create and implement an architecture in which these building blocks will be used to provide a cost-effective, robust and safe computerbased system which meets user requirements.

Plus • Four (4) specified elective units required for Professional Accreditation by Engineers Australia. Please consult the Academic Chair.

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Instrumentation and Control Engineering (BE) • South Street Campus

Industrial Computer Systems Engineering careers

Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE) is a combination of Chemical/Process and Electrical Engineering. The ICE degree involves the design, selection and installation of instruments and control systems used for the control, measurement, monitoring and performance assessment of a wide range of industrial and manufacturing processes. It also embraces information technologies, intelligent control and real-time systems.

Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full Chartered Professional Engineer Status can then be achieved after a further 3-5 years of work experience in the Engineering profession.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • • • • Engineering and Energy

Circuits and Systems II Principles of Process Engineering Applied Statistics and Process Management Principles of Electronic Instrumentation Mathematical Methods Control Systems and Process Dynamics Engineering Law, Management and Ethics Industrial Computer Systems Design PLC Systems SCADA and Instrument Systems Real Time and Embedded Systems Engineering Internship OR Engineering Thesis

The focus of the course is towards industrial applications and problems concerning computer-based measurement and control. It provides exposure and practical experience in using a wide selection of industrial computer systems found in industry, such as embedded real-time and programmable logic controllers and data acquisition systems.

As a graduate of Industrial Computer Systems Engineering you will be qualified to work as a professional engineer in a variety of industries such as power and utility supply, manufacturing, oil and gas, mineral and chemical processing, communications and transportation agencies.

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• • • • • • • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Design Concepts In Science and Engineering Principles of Physics Applied Mathematics Circuits and Systems I Calculus and Matrix Algebra Computing for Scientists and Engineers Introduction to Chemistry OR Chemical Principles

• Four years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

All of these specialist areas are now central to the efficient and effective operation of most industrial operations. Endorsed by Engineers Australia, this degree provides the graduate with an introduction to a full range of theory and practice in instrumentation and control. Graduates will thus readily fit

into many manufacturing and industrial activities which require knowledge of instrumentation and control, such as mining and mineral processing, refining and chemical manufacture, energy generation and use, food processing and manufacture.

Instrumentation and Control Engineering careers A variety of careers are open to ICE graduates. They can work as professional engineers in industry positions that could range from plant chemical engineer to control engineer. Opportunities exist in the oil and gas sector, mining and mineral processing, instrumentation manufacture and research, control systems design and the process industry at large.

Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full Chartered Professional Engineer Status can then be achieved after a further 3-5 years of work experience in the Engineering profession.

Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Design Concepts In Science and Engineering • Principles of Physics • Applied Mathematics • Circuits and Systems I • Calculus and Matrix Algebra • Computing for Scientists and Engineers • Introduction to Chemistry OR Chemical Principles

Year 2 units • • • • • • • • • • • •

Circuits and Systems II Principles of Process Engineering Applied Statistics and Process Management Principles of Electronic Instrumentation Mathematical Methods Control Systems and Process Dynamics Engineering Law, Management and Ethics Instrumentation and Control Systems Design Advanced Process Engineering Process Control Engineering 1 Process Control Engineering 2 Engineering Internship OR Engineering Thesis

Plus • Four (4) specified elective units required for Professional Accreditation by Engineers Australia. Please consult the Academic Chair.


Year 2 and 3 units

Bachelor of Science in Physics and Nanotechnology (BSc)

• Modern Physics • Electromagnetism • Mathematical Modelling OR Environmental and Biological Modelling • Physics of Materials • Mathematical Methods • Environmental and Biological Modelling • Applications of Nanotechnology • Experimental Physics and Nanotechnology

• South Street Campus

Plus

• Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake

• Five (5) General Elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics, Physics

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Physics and Nanotechnology

Medical Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Medical Engineering (BE)

• Four years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Medical engineers apply traditional engineering principles to biological processes in order to analyse and solve problems in biology and medicine. This major combines elements of electronic and control engineering, biological science and biostatistics. On graduating, students will be well placed to make significant contributions to the overall enhancement of health care and quality of life.

Medical Engineering careers Employment opportunities exist in hospitals, medical centres, medical instrument and prosthetic device manufacturers, and government health monitoring agencies.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Functional Human Anatomy Introduction to the Human Body Design Concepts in Science and Engineering Principles of Vertebrate Physiology Calculus and Matrix Algebra Principles of Physics Circuits and Systems I

Year 2 units • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Circuits and Systems II Principles of Electronic Instrumentation Control Systems and Process Dynamics Biomedical Physiology Mathematical Methods Applied Statistics and Process Management Biomedical Instrumentation Biomedical Signal Processing Biomedical Systems Engineering Environmental and Biological Modelling Biomechanics and Diagnostic Palpatation Skills Diagnostic Imaging for Medical Engineers Engineering Design Engineering Law, Management and Ethics Engineering Internship OR Engineering Thesis

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Physics has a long and distinguished history. It underpins our modern technology and can be found at the cutting edge of science in the field of Nanotechnology. The Physics and Nanotechnology major combines an essential core of classical and modern physics with units that provide the background for working in the rapidly developing area of Nanoscience. This threeyear course covers mechanics and waves, quantum theory, electromagnetism, the physics of materials, and applications of nanotechnology and has various physics and nanotechnology projects. Study of these areas provides an understanding of natural processes, energy and materials, not just at the macroscopic scale but also at the nanoscopic scale.

Renewable Energy Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering in Renewable Energy Engineering (BE) • South Street Campus • Four years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Physics careers Murdoch Physics and Nanotechnology graduates find employment in a wide variety of fields, including universities, government institutions and private companies in areas such as pure research, research and development, education, quality control, health and medical physics, environmental monitoring, meteorology, astronomy, business and finance, taxation and foreign affairs, utilities, energy, and planning and policy.

Professional recognition This degree has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics. Students who have completed this degree can apply to the Academic Chair for membership to the Australian Institute of Physics and the Institute of Physics (UK).

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Principles of Physics Calculus and Matrix Algebra Introduction to Chemistry or Chemical Principles

Plus • Four (4) General Elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Renewable Energy Engineering involves the design and use of renewable energy technologies and energy sources. The main emphasis in the major is the engineering of systems for electricity generation, although complementary areas are also covered. The scope of the major encompasses detailed studies on related technologies, manufacturing, system design and implementation, computer modelling and analysis, system maintenance and fault diagnosis, economics, marketing and policy. Considerable emphasis is placed on providing students with hands-on experience with working systems and direct involvement with the design, implementation and engineering of such systems.

Renewable Energy Engineering careers Renewable Energy Engineering provides the skills to design, construct and operate energy systems using renewable resources such as wind, solar and biomass. The course focuses on design and integration of renewable energy systems into existing energy structures through studies of related technologies, system design and implementation, computer modelling, system maintenance and fault diagnosis, safety, and economic and environmental performance.

Professional recognition Graduates are eligible for graduate membership of Engineers Australia. Full Chartered Professional Engineer Status can then be achieved after a further 3-5 years of work experience in the Engineering profession.

Engineering and Energy

• South Street Campus

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Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Design Concepts In Science and Engineering • Principles of Physics • Applied Mathematics • Circuits and Systems I • Calculus and Matrix Algebra • Computing for Scientists and Engineers • Introduction to Chemistry OR Chemical Principles

Year 2 units • • • • • • • • • • •

Circuits and Systems II Principles of Process Engineering Applied Statistics and Process Management Principles of Electronic Instrumentation Control Systems and Process Dynamics Engineering Law, Management and Ethics Engineering Internship OR Engineering Thesis Resources for Renewable Energy Energy Supply Systems Renewable Energy Design Workshop Renewable Energy Systems Engineering

Plus • Four (4) specified elective units required for Professional Accreditation by Engineers Australia. Please consult the Academic Chair.

Sustainable Energy Management careers

Sustainable Energy Management

Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Energy Management (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Sustainable Energy Management is a new interdisciplinary area devoted to implementing new methods of sustainable energy production and improving the efficiency of existing energy systems. It addresses issues such as the social and environmental aspects, as well as the economic and scientific aspects of conventional and sustainable energy generation and use.

The rapid expansion in the renewable energy and energy-efficiency industries has led to a global shortage of trained staff, and career opportunities in this area are expected to grow rapidly over the next 20 years. Sustainable Energy Management prepares you for this challenging and rapidly expanding field, covering sustainable energy systems design and planning, energy economics and policies, energy management and efficiency, environmental impact of energy systems and their use, the role of energy in aid and development, and sustainable energy research. Graduates can expect to gain employment in power supply companies, renewable energy manufacturing and installation companies, international aid organisations, government energy agencies, energy-efficiency and environmental consultancies, as well as university and private industry research organisations.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • •

Foundation Unit General Physics Applied Mathematics Introduction to Chemistry Introduction to Energy Studies Introduction to Sustainable Development

Plus • Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Energy Management Energy in Society Greenhouse Science and Policy Energy Systems Energy Policy Energy Economics

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Engineering and Energy

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

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Environmental Science

Paula Oduk Murdoch staff member from Kenya

Professional Recognition

Environmental Engineering

Environmental Management

Murdoch University is following the requirements for course accreditation and recognition of graduates by Engineers Australia.

Course structure

• South Street Campus • Four years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Environmentally sound engineered systems are of increasing interest in our society. This degree will equip graduates with the knowledge and problemsolving skills to design water, energy, shelter and primary production systems underpinned by ecological knowledge. Graduates will have a global perspective and an ethical approach to sustainable development.

Environmental Engineering careers Graduates can be employed by engineering firms, land developers, utilities, and international development and government agencies to design and manage engineered systems. Graduates will be in high demand in energy and water utilities, and in companies and consulting agencies servicing this sector. Moreover, government departments are significant employers of graduates.

Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Environmental Biology Introduction to Environmental Science Chemical Principles Design Concepts In Science and Engineering • Calculus and Matrix Algebra • Computing for Scientists and Engineers • Principles of Physics

Year 2, 3 and 4 units • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Pollution and its Control Water Conservation and Auditing Ecology Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development Water and Earth Science Sustainable Water Systems Environmental Management Principles of Process Engineering Applied Statistics and Process Management Control Systems and Process Dynamics Energy Supply Systems Mathematical Modelling Engineering Law, Management and Ethics Engineering Design Engineering Internship OR Engineering Thesis

Plus • One (1) General elective unit of your choice

Bachelor of Environmental Management (BEnvMan) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

The world must address the challenges from climate change and population growth. Such challenges can only be met through sustainable management that not only integrates science of the total environment but also translates that science into practical management decisions. The Environmental Management degree links management to local, regional and global sustainability, enabling graduates to develop clear management alternatives for a viable, sustainable future.

Environmental Management careers Environmental Management graduates are well positioned to enter the public and private sectors, to join environmental consulting firms and to work overseas.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Biology Statistical Data Analysis and Databases Principles of Management OR Introduction to Sustainable Development

Plus • Three (3) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major* Environmental Science

Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering (BE)

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Lauren Loveday Murdoch Environmental Science student and President, Murdoch International Students Association Kenya “I decided to study Environmental Science at Murdoch because it is a research-based university and a member of the Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRUA). This means that Murdoch is at the forefront of research in many areas, including Environmental Science. Murdoch University also houses the United Nations Environment Programme - International Environmental Technology Centre (UNEP-IETC) on its campus, which is involved in projects in areas such as water, food, energy, shelter and material resources, with an emphasis on the integration of these areas to achieve sustainability. At Murdoch there is an open-door academic policy which means students have broader and easier access to their lecturers should they need extra help grasping course material. I am in the second year of my degree. I enjoyed a pleasant first year, where I attended lab classes in the most unusual sites, such as Murdoch Swamp and the neighbouring lakes. The units in first year prepare you well when it comes to your second year units, laying the foundation for later success in terms of writing lab reports and essays. This ensures you are not overwhelmed and can enjoy all of your units, as well as life at uni.”

Course structure

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Pollutants and the Human Environment Environmental Policy and Law Ecology Global and Regional Sustainability Water Conservation and Auditing Environmental Management OR GIS for Environmental Management and Planning

Plus • Six (6) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Environmental Science Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BSc) (3 yrs) Bachelor of Environmental Science (BEnvSc) (4 yrs) • South Street Campus • Three or four years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Murdoch University offers two Environmental Science courses at undergraduate level. Both courses are interdisciplinary in nature and are designed to enable graduates to contribute, as individuals and through their employment, to the identification and resolution of environmental problems. The courses are structured around the themes of air, water, land, biota, people, policy and technology, with an integrated environmental management perspective. While Environmental Science students are trained in the scientific approach to environmental management, they are also expected to acquire a wider perspective to appreciate the human factors involved in the formulation and implementation of environmental policy.

Environmental Science

Environmental Science careers

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Environmental Science graduates are well positioned to enter the public and private sectors, to join environmental consulting firms and to work overseas. There are jobs in a wide range of industries, including mining, local government, agriculture, conservation and land management, and state and federal agencies concerned with environmental protection.

Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Chemical Principles* Environmental Biology Introduction to Environmental Science Statistical Data Analysis and Databases

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Students without an adequate background in chemistry will need to take Introduction to Chemistry before taking Chemical Principles

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • •

Atmospheric Science Ecology Environmental Management Environmental Policy and Law Management of Wetlands and Water Pollution and its Control Water and Earth Science

Plus • Five (5) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* Additional core units BEnvSc students only

• Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment • Environmental Monitoring And either: • Environmental Science Project • Environmental Science Research Methods OR Environmental Science Internship Plus • One (1) General elective unit from the Environmental Science area *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Information Technology

Kelvin Fok En Ci Murdoch student from Singapore

Bachelor of Applied Information Systems (BAppInfoSys) • South Street Campus (1st year), subsequent years at Rockingham Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended subjects: Nil

Year 2 and 3 units

Business Information Systems careers

• • • •

Graduates typically find employment as business analysts.

Systems Analysis and Design Advanced Business Analysis and Design Databases Structured Workplace Learning – Information Technology • Business Intelligence Tools and Techniques • Knowledge Management Techniques • Knowledge and Information Security Plus

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Business Information Systems

• South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Professional Recognition

Information Systems is the study of information generation, communication, storage and application in the context of organised human activity. The increasing penetration of information technology into everyday organisational activity means that professionals in many areas, from management to engineering, increasingly need an understanding of information systems. The contribution of information systems to the functioning of organisations, the design and management of such systems and the development of systems to assist in other professional roles is emphasised in the Business Information Systems course.

Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to Data Communications Introduction to Information Technology Principles of Information Systems and Data Management

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to Data Communications Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet Principles of Information Systems and Data Management

• • • • •

Computational Mathematics Introduction to Accounting Introduction to Statistics Principles of Management Statistical Data Analysis and Databases

Plus Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (BSc)

Graduates typically find employment as business analysts.

Course structure

Course structure

Plus one (1) of the following:

Business Information Systems careers

Eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at the Professional level.

Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at Professional Level.

Year 1 units

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice or take a second major*

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Information systems is the study of information generation, communication, storage, and application in the context of organised human activity. The increasing penetration of information technology into everyday organisational activity means that professionals in many areas, from management to engineering, increasingly need an understanding of information systems. The Bachelor of Science in Applied Information Systems course prepares students to enter any industry sector to design, build and maintain information systems. This course concludes with a full semester of structured workplace learning.

Professional recognition

• Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • •

Systems Analysis and Design Advanced Business Analysis and Design Databases Information Technology Project Business Intelligence Tools and Techniques Human – Computer Interaction Knowledge Management Techniques

Plus • Five (5) General elective units of your choice or take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Information Technology

Applied Information Systems

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Year 2 and 3 units

Cyber Forensics, Information Security and Management

Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended subjects: Nil

• South Street Campus

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

• Three years full-time study

Computer Science careers Excellent career opportunities exist for Computer Science graduates in business, industry and government as programmers, systems analysts, database administrators, computer systems and network managers, user support officers and software engineers.

Professional recognition Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at Professional Level.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Computational Mathematics Fundamentals of Computer Systems Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to Data Communications Principles of Computer Science

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Increasingly, government and corporate organisations need to identify information security risks and interdependencies between business functions. Escalating security threats to organisations’ information assets and an increasing need for organisations to comply with governance of information management have resulted in organisations requiring well-trained ICT professionals capable of addressing three key issues: managing information; protecting information; and forensics investigation of information security incidents. Graduates of this course are well suited to meet these important industry demands.

Cyber Forensics, Information Security and Management careers Graduates may gain employment in a broad range of areas, including computer information consultant, computer intelligence officer, cyber forensic investigator, forensic auditor, database developer/administrator, Internet security officer, IT consultant, systems administrator, systems/business analyst.

Professional recognition Students will be prepared to sit the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) examination and be part-way prepared to sit the Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) examination, both offered by ISACA.

Data Structures and Abstractions Databases Information Technology Project Operating Systems and Systems Programming • Software Architectures • Systems Analysis and Design Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to Data Communications • Principles of Information Systems and Data Management Plus one of the following: • • • • •

Introduction to 3-D Graphics and Animation Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to Information Technology Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet Principles of Commercial Law

Plus

Information Technology

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

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*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• Recommended subjects: Nil

• Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• • • •

• Five (5) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Semester I and II intake

Plus

Year 2 and 3 units

Cyber Forensics Databases Forensic Data Analysis Information Security Management Knowledge and Information Security Knowledge Management Techniques Systems Analysis and Design

Plus Bachelor of Science in Cyber Forensics, Information Security and Management (BSc)

The Computer Science major is designed to provide graduates with a thorough understanding of the theory, methods and systems used by the computing industry. Core units cover the major areas of software development, computer technology, systems applications and software engineering.

• • • • • • •

Games Software Design and Production

Bachelor of Science in Games Software Design and Production (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

The Games Software Design and Production major is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding and experience of the theory of games software design and the processes involved in creation and production of electronic games. The required units cover 3-D graphics and animations, games software design, development and production, project management and humancomputer interaction, as well as practical experience in the games design process.

Games Software Design and Production careers Excellent career opportunities exist in this rapidly expanding industry locally, nationally and internationally.


Daniel Wilson Murdoch Postgraduate Research Student Zimbabwe Daniel Wilson completed a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (majoring in Internetworking and Security) with Honours at Murdoch University in 2007. Daniel is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy program in Information Technology on a prestigious Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (EIPRS). During Daniel’s time as an undergraduate student at Murdoch, he accumulated a list of achievements that would impress anyone. This includes such honours as winning the 2005 and 2006 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence, the 2006 iinet Award for Best Undergraduate Information Technology project, the 2006 University Medal for Top Graduating Murdoch University Student and the 2006 Perth Education City Top International Undergraduate Achiever Award. When asked why he chose Murdoch, Daniel says, “Perth was recommended by a number of friends as being a wonderful environment to live and study in, which is something that I have come to find to be very true.” Daniel lists his favourite things about Murdoch as the friendly lecturers, the open-door academic policy where students are always welcome to approach academic staff for assistance and advice, a modern curriculum which is regularly updated to ensure graduates have experience in using state-of-the-art technologies when they start work, the gym on campus and the atmosphere at Murdoch, which really makes students feel a part of the University.

Students will be prepared to sit the Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) examination and be part-way prepared to sit the Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) examination, both offered by ISACA.

Games Technology

Graduates will also be qualified in many associated industries, including multimedia content production, computer-generated imagery and special effects in film and television, medical, engineering and environmental simulations, and many others.

Year 1 units

Bachelor of Science in Games Technology (BSc)

Professional recognition

• • • •

• South Street Campus

Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at Professional Level.

Foundation Unit Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to 3D-Graphics and Animation Principles of Computer Science

• Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake

Course structure

Plus

• Recommended subjects: Nil

Year 1 units

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

• • • • • • •

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • •

Games Software Design Games Software Production Intelligent Systems Games Technology Project Human-Computer Interaction

Plus select one (1) from the following: • • • •

Databases Systems Analysis and Design Software Development Frameworks Video Game Studies

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Step into a world of fast-paced action and exciting careers in Games Technology! Games Technology is the fastest growing area in Information Technology. It is currently worth more than $50 billion a year globally, even larger than the film industry. People working in this industry are constantly faced with stimulating challenges to their creativity and their technical skills.

Any Foundation Unit Computational Mathematics Fundamentals of Computer Systems Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to Data Communications Introduction to 3-D Graphics and Animation Principles of Computer Science

Plus • One (1) General elective unit OR take a second major*

The BSc in Games Technology at Murdoch University is a doorway into this electrifying field. The course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the theory, design and programming techniques required for producing software games. Topics covered include games theory, design and programming, advanced graphics techniques including virtual environments, artificial intelligence techniques, multiplayer and internet games programming and games-specific software tools.

Years 2 and 3 units

Games Technology careers

Plus

In this rapidly expanding area, people with appropriate skills are in short supply. Graduates will find excellent career opportunities in games production companies of all sizes, from the small independent teams to large multinational game publishers.

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Computer Graphics Principles and Programming • Data Structures and Abstractions • Intelligent Systems • Games Design and Programming • Games Development • Advanced Games Design and Programming • Virtual Environments for Games and Simulations • Games Technology Project

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Information Technology

Professional recognition

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Internet Software Development

IT Management

Bachelor of Information Technology Management (BITMan) • South Street Campus

Bachelor of Science in Internet Software Development (BSc)

Bachelor of Science in Internetworking and Security (BSc)

• Three years full-time study

• South Street Campus

• South Street Campus

• Semester I and II intake

• Three years full-time study

• Three years full-time study

• Recommended subjects: Nil

• Semester I and II intake

• Semester I and II intake

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

• Recommended subjects: Nil

• Recommended subjects: Nil

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Internet Software Deveopment is designed to provide students with specialisation in the field of internet programming and application development. The main areas covered include the design and management of networked computing systems, the development and maintenance of applications for the internet, including multimedia, databases, software development and internet science and technology.

The Internetworking and Security major is designed to provide students with a thorough and practical grounding in the theory, design and implementation of communications networks and the security necessary to protect them. Topics covered include local and wide area network design, wireless solutions, computer security, network infrastructure security, firewalls and intrusion detection systems.

Internet Software Development careers

Graduates will find excellent career opportunities in larger organisations and those with specific security requirements. In particular the financial services and banking industry and government bodies are increasingly concerned with network privacy and security. Graduates will also find employment with network service providers, telecommunications carriers and as independent network and security consultants.

Information Technology is integral to all modern organisations for their success through the strategic implementation of both existing and emergent technologies.

Information Technology Management careers This course seeks to prepare graduates with a primary skill set in Information Technology, but who also have exposure to the business disciplines (including management, law and organisational theory) allowing them to exploit the convergence of business and IT. The course also prepares students to enter the workplace, with the requirement of a full semester of structured workplace learning.

Professional recognition Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at Professional Level.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • • • •

Foundation unit Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to Data Communications Principles of Information Systems and Data Management Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet Introduction to Statistics Principles of Commercial Law Principles of Management

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • • • • • •

Business Intelligence Tools and Techniques Systems Analysis and Design Databases Information Security Management Organisational Theory and Behaviour Organisational Development and Human Resources Management Advanced Business Analysis and Design Strategic Management Structured Workplace Learning Placement -- Information Technology Information Technology Project

Excellent career opportunities exist for Internet Software Development graduates in business, industry and government as internet application developers, programmers, systems analysts, database administrators, computer systems and network managers, user support officers and software engineers.

Professional recognition Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at Professional Level.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Computer Science Principles of Computer Science Introduction to Data Communications Introduction to Multimedia and the Internet Computational Mathematics OR Introduction to Statistics

Professional recognition Graduates of this course are eligible for membership of the Australian Computer Society at Professional Level. By choosing appropriate units, students are able to sit industry certification exams such as Cisco, Certified Network Associate and Professional (CCNA, CCNP) and certifications in Wireless LANs and Security.

Course structure Year 1 units

• Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units

Plus

• • • • • •

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Software Development Framework Systems Analysis and Design Databases Internet Systems Programming Information Technology Project Web Computing

• Six (6) elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree. Information Technology

Internetworking and Security careers

• • • • •

Plus

Plus

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Internetworking and Security

Any Foundation Unit Fundamentals of Computer Systems Introduction to Computer Science Introduction to Data Communications Principles of Data Communications

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Computer Security Advanced Network Design Network Switching Information Technology Project Network Security Wireless Networks

Plus • Six (6) elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre

Course structure

Bachelor of Arts in Australian Indigenous Studies (BA)

Students will be introduced to a range of interdisciplinary approaches, including cultural, political and social theories, literary and linguistic analysis, history and anthropology. The major will challenge the ethnocentric approach of many towards Aboriginal cultures in Australia today, while situating Australian Indigenous studies firmly in appropriate intercultural and interdisciplinary contexts.

• South Street Campus

Australian Indigenous Studies careers

Plus

• Three years full-time study

A degree in Australian Indigenous Studies can be combined with a vocational major to provide professional training for administrative careers within the Federal or State public service. An Australian Indigenous Studies degree is particularly useful for students who anticipate working for Indigenous and mainstream community organisations or in areas such as Health, Education, Media, Law, Community Development and Environmental Science.

• Five (5) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 6

This major offers students a broad interdisciplinary approach to the study of Australia’s Indigenous cultures. Its scope includes both traditional and contemporary forms of Aboriginal society and culture, and develops an overall framework for understanding the variety of traditions that together constitute Aboriginality and investigates how this interacts and influences within Australian identity and culture.

Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit Plus select one (1) from the following: • Contemporary Indigenous Cultural Expression • Introduction to Nyungar Culture

Year 2 and 3 units Select six (6) from the following: • Contemporary Indigenous Issues • Our Mob: Indigenous Families • Australian Indigenous Politics: Resistance or Collusion • Black, White and Green: Indigenous Sustainability • Special Topics in Australian Indigenous Studies: Spirituality • Indigeneity and Critical Theory • Indigenous Culture and Health Care • Wanju Boodjah ‘Welcome To Country’ Plus • Six (6) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

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Law

Christoph Heiermann Murdoch student from Germany

Course structure

Common Law

Criminology

Bachelor of Common Law (BCL)

Bachelor of Criminology (BCrim)

• • • • •

• South Street Campus

• South Street Campus

Plus

• One year full-time study

• Three years full-time study

• Semester I intake

• Semester I and II intake

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Recommended subjects: At least two years of recognised Civil Law tertiary education

• Recommended subjects: Nil

Year 2 and 3 units

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Select six (6) units from the following:

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

This program is available to students who have completed a minimum of two years full-time study in a recognised civil law course. Students must follow a set structure of required units over a one-year period. This will give students a foundation in the main areas of common law in order to be able to combine their own civil law education with an understanding of the fundamentals of the common law system, so as to provide them with a global legal formation.

Common Law careers Law, international trade and business, public service, diplomacy

Course structure

Law

• • • • • •

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Year 1 units

Australian Common Law System Contract Property Tortious Liability Remedies Equity

This course covers the theories of criminology and the aetiology and maintenance of criminal behaviour, as well as an examination of the psychological factors which impact upon the criminal justice system. This major also examines criminal law and how the criminal justice system operates, including a focus on the sentencing and disposition of offenders. Students will gain the ability to understand and apply both criminological and legal theory.

Criminology careers Criminology graduates may gain employment opportunities within the court and prison systems, police services, community corrections, juvenile justice, youth work, community groups and government departments.

• • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Administrative Law Australian Legal System Law, Justice and Social Policy Research and Writing

Criminal Law in Western Australia Criminal Justice Criminology Criminal Behaviour Psychology and Law Sentencing and Penology Special Topics in Criminology

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Years 2, 3 and 4 units

Law

Juris Doctor (JD)

Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

• South Street Campus

• South Street Campus

• Three years full-time study

• Four years full-time study

• Semester I and II intake

• Semester I and II intake

• Recommended subjects: Nil

• Recommended subjects: Nil

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

This three-year course is available to graduates with a recognised degree in any discipline who wish to obtain a qualification in Law. It requires completion of required Law units and Law General Electives. Juris Doctor students must follow a structure of required units over the course of their degree if they wish to complete in the minimum time. Some overloading will be necessary.

The Bachelor of Laws gives all students a basic understanding of the legal system and an introduction to the abilities demanded by the professional practice of law. At the same time, students will be provided with opportunities to practise these abilities in the professional settings represented by the Law School’s Clinical Education Centre at Rockingham. Students will build on this foundation through advanced unit offerings in such areas as corporate and commercial law, environmental law, family law, international law, legal philosophy, human rights and taxation law. In addition, joint degree courses, which combine both law and other bachelor degrees, are offered.

The Juris Doctor enables students to satisfy the university education requirements for the practice of law of the governing bodies of the legal profession of Western Australia. In keeping with its character as a professional preparation, a significant proportion of the course will be obligatory. This will give all students a basic understanding of the legal system and of the nature of the abilities demanded by the professional practice of law. At the same time, students will be provided with opportunities to practise these abilities in professional settings such as the Law School’s Clinical Education Centre at Rockingham. Students will build on this foundation through advanced unit offerings in such areas as corporate and commercial law, environmental law, family law, international law, legal philosophy, human rights and taxation law.

Law careers Enhanced employment options and promotion prospects in areas related to the chosen units of study.

Course structure Year 1, 2 and 3 units • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Australian Administrative Law Australian Legal System Civil Procedure Constitutional Law Contract Corporations Law Criminal Law and Procedure Evidence Equity and Trusts Legal Theory Property Research and Writing Torts Ethics and Professional Responsibility

Plus • Seven (7) units of your choice from the four-year LLB degree.

This degree satisfies the university education requirements for the practice of law of the governing body of the legal profession of Western Australia. As is the requirement in the rest of Australia, before a candidate may be admitted to the practice of law in Western Australia, certain additional requirements must be satisfied after completion of this formal university training. International students may be required to complete additional units in their home country to be admitted to practice.

Law careers The Law course at Murdoch will allow students to practise as lawyers and specialise in many different areas of the law. Many lawyers work for law firms, while others may be employed as ‘in-house’ lawyers for corporations in many different industries. In addition, many lawyers move into other areas after a period of practice, such as business administration, consultancy, politics, the diplomatic services and government.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Australian Legal System Torts Criminal Law and Procedure Research and Writing

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice

• • • • • • • • • •

Constitutional Law Australian Administrative Law Contract Evidence Property Equity and Trusts Civil Procedure Corporations Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Legal Theory

Plus eight (8) units from the following: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Law in China: Continuity and Change Admiralty Law Advanced Clinical Legal Education Advanced Criminal Law Advanced Research Paper Aviation Law Celtic Law and Society Clinical Legal Education (1) OR Clinical Legal Education (2) Commercial Law Comparative Law Competitions Conflict of Laws Construction Law Criminal Justice Criminology Dispute Resolution Electronic Practice and Litigation Employment Relations Law Environmental Law and Litigation European Union Law Family Law Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific Region Insurance Law Intellectual Property I: Trade Marks and Copyright Intellectual Property II: Patents and Sui Generis Regimes Introduction to World Trade Organization Law Shipping Law Mediation Military Law Mining and Natural Resources Law Native Title Law Negotiation Psychology and Law Public International Law Remedies Sentencing and Penology Social and Welfare Law Special Topics in Law: Law of Planning Special Topics in Law: Mining and Petroleum Law Special Topics in Law: Sports Law Special Topics in Law Special Topics in Law: Restrictive Trade Practices Law Supervised Legal Research Income Taxation Principles Law of Corporate Finance International Trade Law Law Moot Law Review Moot Court Bench Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Refugee Law Trial Advocacy Indonesian Law Children and the Law International Intellectual Property Succession Law Chinese Contract and Commercial Law Introduction to the Chinese Legal System

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Rohan Mishra  Lawyer - Senior Associate, Clayton Utz, Perth Australia Rohan Mishra graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) / Bachelor of Asian Studies (Japanese) from Murdoch University in 1997. A year of Rohan’s degree was spent studying in Japan to complement his study in Japanese language. After graduating, Rohan received the British Council Chevening scholarship to complete a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Upon graduation from Oxford, Rohan was offered a job with a leading UK international firm, Allen and Overy LLP, working in the area of project finance. Rohan spent over five years with the firm, working in London, Tokyo and on a variety of projects all over the world. Rohan returned to Perth in 2006 with his family and is currently working as a senior associate with law firm Clayton Utz in the area of banking and finance. Rohan chose to study at Murdoch because it was smaller than the other universities in Perth, which allowed him to have much more contact with his lecturers. Rohan says, “My best memories of Murdoch are the lecturers who were not only there to answer questions arising from what we were studying, but also acted as mentors to many of us coming through. I was encouraged by them to pursue my interest in doing a masters and working overseas. The fact that many of the lecturers had international backgrounds meant they were able to talk to us about working as a lawyer on the international stage and not just in Australia.” Rohan goes on to say, “As an international student I believe Murdoch can provide a topquality law degree, as many of us who graduated from Murdoch have gone on to work in international firms, as well as study at top-tier universities around the world.”

Course structure

Year 2 and 3 units

Year 1 units

Select six (6) units from the following:

Bachelor of Legal Studies (BLS)

• • • • •

• South Street Campus

Plus

• Three years full-time study

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• • • • • • • •

Legal Studies

• Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

This major will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyse the dynamic role and function of law in society, to understand legal concepts and language and to develop expertise in legal research and reasoning. Studies will focus on a range of social welfare, media and criminology units.

Legal Studies careers

Law

It is becoming increasingly necessary to have some knowledge of the law in many different occupations, including industrial relations, journalism, mediation, court and prison systems, police services, government employment, youth and community advocacy and publishing. Students completing a Legal Studies major will be equipped to utilise their understanding of the law and legal practice in such occupations. Completion of a relevant Legal Studies minor will assist the suitability of the student to work in such areas.

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Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Administrative Law Australian Legal System Law, Justice and Social Policy Research and Writing

Criminal Law in Western Australia Social and Welfare Law Dispute Resolution Mediation Negotiation Special Topics in Legal Studies Sociology of Law Celtic Law and Society

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Media Communication and Culture

Cheryl Lee Murdoch student from Singapore

Bachelor of Communication in Communication and Media Studies (BCommun) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

This major provides students with skills and expertise for work in a contemporary communication and media industry characterised by rapid change, digitalisation and technological innovation. Students are equipped with the knowledge base and skills for analysing and producing both traditional and new media texts, as well as understanding communication and cultural processes in the emerging creative industries. As the units in this major cover a wide range of critical communication issues and media concepts, students completing this program are well placed to embark on a research career in the industry or enrol for further studies at Honours and/or postgraduate level.

Course structure

• • • • • • •

Year 1 units

Media Audiences and the Public Screen Texts Documentary Professional Communication New Media Technologies Cultural and Media Policy Global Media Industries OR students with good academic records can apply to the Program Chair to take a Professional Placement in Media Communication and Culture in place of one of the above units.

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Games Art and Design

• South Street Campus • Three years full-time study

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

Plus • Five (5) General elective units OR take a second major*

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• • • • • •

Animation Games Art 3-D Animation Video Game Studies Games Studio Sound OR Web Games Design and Production

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Bachelor of Digital Media in Games Art and Design (BDMedia)

• Semester I and II intake

• Foundation Unit • Introduction to Communication and Media • Introduction to the Screen

Plus

Plus

Graduates can expect to find employment in a wide range of fields, from the creative industries (new media, public relations, advertising, journalism, radio, television, music and print) to management, administration, government, public policy, media research, academia and teaching.

Year 1 units

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Digital Design Introduction to Games Art and Design Visual Communication 3-D Modelling

Year 2 and 3 units

Plus

Communication and Media Studies careers

Course structure

• • • • •

Gender and Cultural Studies

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6 Bachelor of Arts in Gender and Cultural Studies (BA)

The Games Art and Design degree is a new and unique course in Australia, taught by industry experts. It is for students with artistic talent who want to create the characters, images and environments for games and simulations. They will learn the technical skills to create games and understand the concepts that underpin successful games.

Games Art and Design careers Graduates will be sought for their skills by games companies in a growing global industry that is making games for entertainment, education and other purposes.

• South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

This major provides students with an understanding of gender and cultural processes, from the level of everyday life and popular culture to the global movement of people, information and ideas. It draws on traditions in gender studies and cultural studies, making strategic use of a number

Media Communication and Culture

Communication and Media Studies

Year 2 and 3 units

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of academic disciplines to address problems arising from lived experience. What is the meaning of contemporary media culture? How do gender categories shape our lives? Where are the opportunities today for creating new cultural futures? The major develops a strong base of skills in critical thinking, research and writing, which can be employed across a wide range of applications. It also introduces a number of more specific areas where an ability to think about gender and culture are employed, offering pathways into cultural planning, women’s services, political activism, cultural journalism, teaching and creative industries.

Gender and Cultural Studies careers Graduates may find employment in a wide range of fields, from the cultural and media industries, to public and community services and organisations.

Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to Gender and Cultural Studies • Institutions, Culture and Power Plus • Five (5) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • Popular Culture and Everyday Life • Gender, Globalisation and Cultural Politics • Reading Image and Text Plus select three from the following units: • • • • • •

Children and the Media Representation and Gender Sexuality, Bodies and Culture Television and Video Cultures Our Mob: Indigenous Families Women in Asian Societies OR Students with good academic records can apply to the Program Chair to take a Professional Placement in Media Communication and Culture in place of one of the above Specified electives.

Plus

Plus

Interactive Digital Design

• South Street Campus

Journalism

• Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

Bachelor of Communication in Journalism (BCommun) • South Street Campus

Interactive Digital Design is a rapidly developing field of creative communicative practice, combining elements of screen-based graphic design, 2-D and 3-D animation, digital media and screen production, games design, interactive authoring and information systems design. It employs a range of different delivery mechanisms, from the web and CD-ROM through to DVD, mobile technologies, interactive television and installation multimedia. The degree provides students with cuttingedge skills and experience in multimedia production, as well as a sophisticated sense of the cultural history and creative potential of this exciting new production field.

Interactive Digital Design careers Graduates are particularly suited for careers in all aspects of the multimedia industry (content development, art direction and project management) and, with a suitable combination of electives, for careers in the media and/or information technology fields, as well as Games Production, Graphic Design, Flash Developer, Information Architect, Interaction Design, Programmer, IT Systems Development, E- Business software and design, Mobile content creation, Web Design, Web Administrator, Account Manager/ Project Manager, Film Post production and Editing, 3-D/2-D Computer Special Effects or Educational Software Development.

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Course structure

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• • • •

Year 1 units Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Digital Media Visual Communication Photography and Digital Imaging OR Introduction to 3-D Modelling

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units

Media Communication and Culture

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Bachelor of Digital Media in Interactive Digital Design (BDMedia)

Plus

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• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• • • • • •

Web Design Web Games Design and Production Animation Multimedia Client Project Multimedia Studio 3-D Animation OR Video Games Studies

Students with good academic records can apply to the Program Chair to take a Professional Placement in Media Communication and Culture in place of one of the above Specified electives.

• Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

This major provides students with practical reporting and writing skills in print and broadcast journalism and investigates the ethical, legal and cultural contexts of the news media. The major gives students the opportunity to work in a newsroom situation. Students learn about the news media industry and about the influence of journalism on society. As part of the Mass Communication degree, students also learn about media audiences and public opinion, and develop communication research skills.

Journalism careers Graduates may follow careers in reporting and production in print, broadcast and online media.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Communication and Media Introduction to Journalism Introduction to Radio and Sound Photography and Digital Imaging

Plus • Three (3) general elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Media Audiences and the Public Media Law and Ethics Politics, Journalism and Society Web News Production Photo and Video Journalism Newsroom

Students with good academic records can apply to the Program Chair to take a Professional Placement in Media Communication and Culture in place of one of the specified electives above. Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Derrick Lui Creative Director, Vogue Films Singapore Derrick Lui graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Arts (Screen). Today, he’s the Creative Director of his own TV production house, Vogue Films. His short film Colours, a nine-minute production about a colour-blind girl who comes across a pair of magical glasses, was named Best Film in the Made By Adults For/About Children category at the Australia-based Auburn International Film Festival For Children and Young Adults. Colours has also been screened at the New York Film Festival, the Singapore Season in Beijing, Salento International Film Festival in Italy and Rhode Island Film Festival in the US, garnering plenty of accolades along the way. The most important tribute to his artistic excellence is perhaps his short film’s nomination by the Singapore Film Commission as one of its entries in the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Derrick decided to study at Murdoch because he had always wanted to study film, and Murdoch was one of the more prestigious universities in this field and one of the closest to Singapore. Today, Murdoch has the most up-to-date media production facilities of any Australian university, but in Derrick’s time the studio was small and filming equipment was somewhat out of date. Derrick took this as a challenge and ended up obtaining valuable basic skills that peers in other universities did not have. Derrick says, “The curriculum was very practical and relevant in preparing me for real filming work. My advice to potential students considering Murdoch University is, choose it, you won’t go wrong!”

Professional recognition Murdoch University is a member of the Australian Screen Production Education and Research Association.

Course structure Year 1 units

Bachelor of Media in Online Communication and Production (BMedia) • South Street Campus

Public Relations

• • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Public Relations Principles of Marketing Screen Production I Visual Communication

Bachelor of Communication in Public Relations (BCommun) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake

• Three years full-time study

Plus

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

• Semester I and II intake

• Three (3) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry Requirements: Refer to page 6

This course combines an exciting mix of web creation and design, screen production, public relations, and marketing and advertising which arms students with a breadth of theories and skills to create powerful online communicators. Students can create websites and online screen media from within a framework of developing an understanding of how to professionally and successfully express themselves via the internet. It gives students the edge in competing professionally in this still emerging and evolving medium, and is also the perfect double major to add breadth to any desired professional vocation.

Online Communication and Production careers Students could gain employment as project officers (e-communication), net developers, communications professionals, web producers, online marketers, digital strategists and video producers.

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Consumer Behaviour Professional Communication Public Relations: Contemporary Approaches Digital Content Production Media Projects Web Design

Plus • Six (6) General Elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

This major aims to prepare students for careers in public relations and communications. It explores Australian and international theories and practices, with an emphasis on ethical communication and engagement with a diverse range of stakeholders. The major offers a combination of theoretical and practical components. Students are introduced to communication and public relations theory and are expected to develop critical thinking, evaluative and analytical skills. Communication skills – including writing, public speaking, team work and conflict management – are taught in addition to the development of public relations strategies to achieve organisational objectives.

Public Relations careers Graduates may follow careers in public relations and specialised areas such as public affairs, community relations, media liaison, event management and sponsorship

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Online Communication and Production

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Course structure Year 1 units

Plus

Bachelor of Media in Screen Production (BMedia)

Bachelor of Media in Sound (BMedia)

• Five (5) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• South Street Campus

• South Street Campus

• Three years full-time study

• Three years full-time study

• Semester I and II intake

• Semester I and II intake

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 6

• Tuition fee and Entry Requirements: Refer to page 6

This major focuses on the theory and practice of contemporary screen and sound production. Units cover a mix of media production and analysis, including cinematic and photographic design, documentary, drama and experimental film, television and digital production, animation, e-games, interactive TV, sonic media, community and Indigenous media. While providing real-life and industry-standard training, the major aims to develop an understanding of the Australian and global screen and sound production industry and will equip students with a wide range of skills and professional practice in screen, sound, digital and new media areas.

The major in Sound incorporates the way sound is used both in media and in everyday life. Music recording, film sound, game sound and industrial sound design professionals create the recognisable sounds of the modern world and create new sounds. This major focuses on the practice of contemporary sound design and production, combining a mix of theory and production in areas such as popular music, sound for film and games, studio recording, music technology and sound design.

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Media Relations Communication Research Public Relations: Contemporary Approaches Professional Communication Campaign Management Issues and Crisis Management

Students with good academic records can apply to the Program Chair to take a Professional Placement in Media Communication and Culture in place of one of the above Core units. Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Screen and Sound careers Graduates can expect to find employment in a wide range of fields, from the creative industries (new media, advertising, television, music, film) to management, administration, public policy, and media research. Graduates will also have had ample opportunities to be familiar with a range of screen and sound crew functions such as directing, editing, production design, lighting, director of photography etc.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to the Screen Photography and Digital Imaging Screen and Sound Production I

Plus • Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Screen and Sound Production II Screen Texts Documentary Professional Development in Screen Production • Advanced Screen and Sound Production • Media Projects Plus

Media Communication and Culture

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

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Sound

Screen Production

• Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to Communication and Media • Introduction to Public Relations

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Sound careers Graduates could gain employment in music recording, editing, mixing, remixing, film and TV sound recording, sound editing, sound mixing and sound design for interactive media, theatre and industrial sound design.

Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to Radio and Sound • Introduction to Sound Studies Plus • Five (5) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Music Technology Sound Popular Music Sound Design Soundtrack Media Projects

Plus • Six (6) General Elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Nursing and Midwifery

Carole Rakotonarina Murdoch staff member from Reunion Island

Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) • Peel Regional Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Human Biology, Mathematics, English, Chemistry • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

This course will prepare graduates for registration as Comprehensive Registered Nurses within Australia and elsewhere, and allow professional practice in a variety of clinical settings. The course centres learning on the concept of a professional therapeutic nurse/client relationship and takes into account individual, contextual and modifying factors in understanding and planning nursing care. Early studies emphasise the need for a good understanding of nursing and biosciences, as these are foundational for later studies which focus on the complexities of competence and knowledge required of caring health professionals. Extensive workplace consolidation of theory to practice and experiential learning opportunities will be features of the course in developing highly competent and sought after graduates. Students will be required to participate in clinical placements in a variety of locations within the Peel Region, Perth Metropolitan area and regional Western Australia.

Course structure

Employment prospects are very strong, as there remains a shortage of registered nurses nationwide. A strong professional training in the essential areas of general and mental health nursing will facilitate job selection in Australia and many overseas countries.

Year 1 units

Professional recognition Graduates from this course will be eligible to apply to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia for registration in the category of Registered Nurse (Comprehensive). At point of application to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia, graduates will need to provide proof of having met an IELTS score of at least 7 in each band, if their primary or secondary education took place in a country where English is not the native language. Results from tests completed more than two (2) years prior to application for registration will not be accepted. Students should note that the course must be completed within six years of commencement to be eligible for registration.

Special requirements Students must have a level of health suitable to meet the requirements of such a course and meet safe nursing practice. Before commencement of their first clinical placement, students will be required to obtain the following: Department of Health Criminal Record clearance; Working with Children clearance; National Police clearance for Working with the Elderly; screening for Tubercolosis, Rubella, Mumps, Measles, Varicella, Tetanus-Diptheria, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis B and MRSA; CPR Certificate. English Competency: International students need to demonstrate English competence by way of an overall IELTS result of 6.5, with no individual band less than 6.5.

• • • • • • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Fundamentals of Cell Function Nursing Bioscience I Nursing Bioscience II Introduction to the Nursing Profession Introduction to the Nursing Profession Clinical Placement Introduction to Mental Health Introduction to Mental Health - Clinical Placement Health and Physical Assessment Health and Physical Assessment - Clinical Placement Holistic Nursing

Year 2 and 3 units • Fundamentals of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I • Fundamentals of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II • Medical and Surgical Nursing I • Medical and Surgical Nursing I -- Clinical Placement • Medical and Surgical Nursing II • Medical and Surgical Nursing II • Mental Health Nursing • Indigenous Culture and Health Care • Mental Health Nursing -- Clinical Placement • Family and Community Health • Family and Community Health - Clinical Project • Maternal and Newborn Health • Contemporary Nursing Management in Health Care • Transition and Leadership in the Nursing Profession • Nursing Specialties • Children and Adolescent Health • Nursing Specialties -- Clinical Placement • Clinical Practice Transition Options • Maternal and Newborn Health -- Clinical Placement OR Children and Adolescent Health - Clinical Placement

Nursing and Midwifery

Nursing

Nursing careers

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Nursing Conversion

Bachelor of Nursing Conversion (BNursConv) • Peel Regional Campus • One-year full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

The Bachelor of Nursing Conversion at Murdoch aims to produce graduates who will be professional in providing quality health care in a variety of clinical settings. The course is for those students who are already Registered Nurses in an overseas country and wish to register in Australia or to add to their registration within their own country.

Nursing and Midwifery

This eight-unit degree provides practising Registered Nurses an opportunity to further their knowledge and skills in nursing practice, nursing leadership, cultural and Indigenous health care, teaching, research and management – essential for excellent professional practice.

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Professional recognition

Special requirements

Murdoch University’s Bachelor of Nursing program is accredited with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia. Graduates from this course are eligible to apply to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia for registration in the category of Registered Nurse.

Students must have a level of health suitable to meet the requirements of such a course and meet safe nursing practice. Before commencement of their first clinical placement, students will be required to obtain the following: Department of Health Criminal Record clearance; National Police clearance for Working with the Elderly; Working With Children clearance; screening for Tubercolosis, Rubella, Mumps, Measles, Varicella, Tetanus-Diptheria, Poliomyelitis, Hepatitis B and MRSA; CPR Certificate.

Applicants will need to meet specific standards of English language on application for registration to the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia if their primary or secondary education took place in a country where English is not the native language. Results from IELTS tests completed more than two (2) years prior to application for registration will not be accepted. It is the student’s responsibility to arrange for proof of English language proficiency prior to application for registration with the Nurses and Midwives Board of Western Australia.

Admission requirements International students must have completed a three-year, post-secondary, professional nurse education program and provide evidence of completion of a minimum of one-year full time practice. Students must be currently registered as a nurse in the country in which they qualified. International students demonstrating English competence via Academic IELTS need a score of 7.0, with no individual band less than 7.0.

Course structure • Holistic Developmental Health Assessment • Mental Health Nursing • Fundamentals of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I • Evidence Based Enquiry, Law and Ethics • Mental Health Nursing – Clinical Placement • Indigenous Culture and Health Care • Fundamentals of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II • Medical and Surgical Nursing II • Transition and Leadership in the Nursing Profession • Medical and Surgical – Clinical Placement


Pharmacy

Melanie Walters Murdoch student from Australia

Pharmaceutical Science

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (BPharmSci) • South Street Campus • Four years full time study (completed in 3 calendar years through trimester study in years 2 and 3)

Course structure

Year 3 units

Year 1 units

Trimester 1

• • • • • • •

• Pharmacotherapeutics II • Pharmacy Practice III • Molecular Therapeutics

Introduction to Pharmacy Care Fundamentals of Cell Function Introduction to the Human Body Statistical Data Analysis and Databases Principles of Vertebrate Physiology Fundamentals of Cell Function II Chemical Principles

Year 2 units

• Semester I intake

Trimester 1

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or Human Biology

• • • •

• Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Pharmacists study all aspects of the current knowledge about drugs and medicines. They are responsible for the control and use of therapeutic substances in the community. They are also involved in the research and development of therapeutic substances. Demand for pharmacists is high in community pharmacies, in hospitals and in the manufacturing industry. Course content includes drug manufacture, dispensing, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, primary care and clinical pharmacotherapy.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry I Pharmaceutics I Pharmacy Care Pharmacology I

Trimester 2 • Pharmacotherapeutics III • Pharmacy Practice IV • Pharmacology III

Trimester 3 • Pharmacotherapeutics IV • Pharmacy Practice V • Pharmacy Business Management

Trimester 2 • Pharmaceutical Chemistry II Pharmaceutics II • Pharmacy Practice I • Pharmacology II • Evidence-Based Practice

Trimester 3 • Pharmacy Practice II • Pharmaceutical Chemistry III • Pharmacotherapeutics I

This course satisfies the entry requirement into a Master of Pharmacy which provides the pathway to registration as a Pharmacist.

Special requirements

Pharmacy

Students for whom English is not their first language, and all International students, must achieve an overall band score of at least 7.5 at the Academic level of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components of the test.

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Psychology

Amiirah Nur Raudhah Salleh Hoddin Murdoch student from Singapore

• Three or four years full-time study

There is no need to apply at the end of the third year for admission into a separate fourth year, as is often the case at other universities. Students who wish to complete an Honours program of study may apply at the end of their third year for either the BA Psychology (Honours) or the BPsych (Honours). The Honours programs provide intensive research training and are a good grounding for those wishing to go on to postgraduate study.

• Semester I and II intake

Psychology careers

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

On graduation, our students have acquired a broad set of knowledge and skills that makes them highly employable across a wide range of fields. Our graduates are employed in hospitals, schools, prisons, community groups, government health and welfare departments, and a host of other areas. Many of our students also go on to further education in psychology or related areas.

Psychology

Bachelor of Psychology (BA or BPsych) • South Street Campus

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

The study of Psychology is a quest to understand behaviour, relationships and the workings of the human mind. In this course students will develop an appreciation of the foundations of psychological knowledge and how modern scientific research methods are used to further this understanding of our differences and similarities. Psychology teaches both research and practical application in the clinical, cognitive, developmental, organisational and social areas. The four-year Bachelor of Psychology course is a fully professionally accredited degree which covers all relevant parts of the psychology curriculum to provide a balanced and comprehensive appreciation of Psychology from all major perspectives. Especially strong components of the course at Murdoch are represented through minors in developmental, health, organisational and social psychology. Applied psychology is included in the curriculum through organisational, clinical and human factors studies.

Psychology

This degree also provides broad skills in teamwork, communication and problem solving necessary in social and workplace settings. In addition to studying specific content areas, Psychology students learn how to conduct quantitative and qualitative research and how to apply basic practical research, reporting and writing skills to psychological issues.

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All Psychology students enrol in the fouryear Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) at the commencement of their first year of study. Students may elect to take out the three-year Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) qualification at the end of the third year of study.

Professional recognition All Murdoch University Psychology degrees taught wholly at Murdoch are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and recognised by the Australian Psychological Society (APS). However, students transferring from another university must ensure that the study they have completed previously, when combined with their study at Murdoch University, meets the requirements of the relevant psychology registration board for equivalence to an accredited fouryear Australian degree in psychology.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Psychological Science Introduction to Applications of Psychology Introduction to Psychological Research Methods

Plus • Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • • • •

Psychology: Abnormal Behaviour Psychology: Biological Bases of Behaviour Psychology: Cognitive Processes Psychology: Human Development Psychology: Social Bases of Behaviour Psychology: Measurement, Design and Analysis • Psychology: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods OR • Psychology: Advanced Qualitative Research Methods

Specified electives Select (2) units to complete at least one of the following minors:

Developmental psychology minor • Psychology: The Developing Mind • Psychology: Family Relations and Social Development

Health psychology minor • Psychology: Drugs and Dependence • Psychology: Sensory Abilities and Disabilities

Organisational psychology minor • Psychology: Work and Organisations • Psychology: Safety, Errors and Accidents

Social psychology minor: • Psychology: Self and Society • Psychology: Culture and Community Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 4 units • Psychology: Fourth Year Project Plus select three (3) of the following units: • Psychology: Principles of Psychological Assessment • Psychology: Program Evaluation Methods • Psychology: Industrial and Organisational Issues • Psychology: Principles and Processes of Interventions • BPsych Practical Placements *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Social Sciences and Humanities Karen Wong Hui Min Murdoch student from Malaysia

Bachelor of Tourism in Applied Events Management (BTour) • South Street Campus (1st year), subsequent years at Rockingham Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

This course prepares ‘work ready’ students for employment in a diverse range of occupations requiring the management of events and festivals. Graduates from the Challenger TAFE Diploma of Events will be awarded one year of credit from their previous studies and will enter the course at the second year. Studies will also include a work-based internship unit that will prepare students for a smooth transition into the workforce upon graduation.

Applied Events Management Careers The qualification provides an opportunity for successful graduates to gain employment in a wide variety of fields dealing in event and festival management. It provides a platform for those students wishing to develop a professional and managerial career taking advantage of local, regional, national and international working opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (BA)

Course structure

• South Street Campus

Year 1 units

• Three years full-time study

• • • •

• Semester I and II intake

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Tourism Systems Introduction to Travel and Tourism Ideas in Action

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • Social Research Methods • Sustainable Tourism • Community Work across Sites, Settings and Peoples • Festivals and Events • Events and Festivals Management • Preparation for Internship • Internship Program • Plus for Challenger TAFE students: Learning and Communicating in Business Plus for all students: • Cultural Tourism Interpretation OR Indigenous Tourism Issues • Community and Social Policy OR Professional Communication Plus • One (1) General elective unit of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Asian Studies

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

For political, economic, environmental and cultural reasons, the countries of East and South-East Asia will play an increasingly important role in contemporary global change. This three-year degree offers the opportunity to study the literature, media, history, politics, economics, sociology and anthropology of the Asian region.

Asian Studies careers The major is intended to provide the background for careers in teaching, the diplomatic service, law, public service, business and journalism, which require interdisciplinary perspectives on the Asian cultural, political and economic context.

Asian language study It is possible to study an Asian language in this course but language study is not a requirement. Students with an interest in attaining a higher degree of language competence are referred to the four-year Bachelor of Asian Studies (Specialist) with specialisations in Indonesian Studies and Japanese Studies.

Course structure Year 1 units • Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to Asian Cultures • Introduction to Contemporary Asia OR Ideas in Action Plus • Five (5) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Social Sciences and Humanities

Applied Events Management

Tourism and hospitality industry as events coordinators, event planners. Local government in community development through event planning, promotion and organising; State and Federal government in event development, promotion and evaluation.

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Year 2 and 3 units

Japanese Studies

Pus select three from the following units:

Select at least one of the following:

Japan has undergone dramatic social, economic and political change in the past 150 years. The Japanese Studies course integrates study of the language with a focus on the study of modern Japanese culture, history, politics and business. Units in the Japanese language are a compulsory part of the course, which is open to complete beginners and to those with some knowledge of Japanese.

• Culture and Religion in Asia • Contemporary Asia: Nations, Narratives, Cultures • Rise of Asia and Modern History • Perceptions of South-East Asian Society • Society, Culture and Ecology in South-East Asia • People’s History of South East Asia • Women in Asian Societies • Media, Culture and Politics in Indonesia • Asian Business • Soldiers and Civilians: War in the Pacific 1941-1945 • Indonesian Language Project

•  Politics of Globalisation • Approaches to History •  Anthropology and Its Others Plus select five from the following units: •  Anthropology and Its Others • Approaches to History • Politics of Globalisation • Culture and Religion in Asia • Contemporary Asia: Nations, Narratives, Cultures • Rise of Asia and Modern History • Women in Asian Societies • Japan in the World: Nation, Culture, Image • Modern Japanese History •  Postwar Japan • Contemporary China • Media, Culture and Politics in Indonesia • Perceptions of South-East Asian Society •  Australia and its Asian Context • The People’s History of South-East Asia • Society, Culture and Ecology in South-East Asia •  Soldiers and Civilians: War in the Pacific 1941-1945 Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Asian Studies Specialist

Bachelor of Asian Studies (Specialist) (BAsianSt) • South Street Campus • Four years full-time study

Special requirements An intensive year of language study (usually in third year) is required to be taken either in-country or at Murdoch (where numbers permit). Entry to the in-country language year is competitive. The course is open to beginners as well as those with language competency. Students with language competency will be granted exemption from lower-level language units and will be placed at the level appropriate to their level of competency. Such students may be required to take alternative units to replace the lower-level language units.

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Japanese studies major Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Japanese IA Japanese IB Introduction to Asian Cultures Introduction to Contemporary Asia OR Ideas in Action

Plus • Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • Postwar Japan

Indonesian studies major

Language units must be taken in the order listed below:

Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Indonesian IA Indonesian IB Introduction to Asian Cultures Introduction to Contemporary Asia OR Ideas in Action

Plus

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

Year 2 and 3 units

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Select one of the following:

South-East Asia is a dynamic and rapidly industrialising region of considerable cultural, economic and political importance to Australia. This course is designed to give students advanced language skills and the opportunity to study literature, religion, history, politics, economics and anthropology, with special reference to Indonesia and island South-East Asia. Indonesian language study is a compulsory part of the course, with units available at all levels, from introductory through to advanced.

Plus

Course structure

• Semester I and II intake

Indonesian Studies

Social Sciences and Humanities

Australia’s future is indisputably linked with Asia, and Asia specialists are in increasingly high demand. Asian Studies with the language speciality opens up a wide spectrum of careers. Graduates may find employment opportunities in areas such as translation and interpreting, government, international corporations, journalism and teaching in Australia and overseas.

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

This is a four-year major in which students specialise in one of two languageculture areas: Indonesian Studies or Japanese Studies. The major provides students with the opportunity to study the literature, history, politics, economics, environment, sociology and anthropology of their chosen specialisation.

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Asian Studies Specialist careers

• Approaches to History • Politics of Globalisation • Anthropology and Its Others Plus three units of the following language units, which must be taken in the order listed below: • • • •

Indonesian IIA Indonesian IIB Indonesian IIIA Indonesian IIIB

Plus two enrolments in one of the following units, in consecutive semesters: • Semester in Indonesia (1) AND • Semester in Indonesia (2)

• • • •

Japanese IIA Japanese IIB Japanese IIIA Japanese IIIB

Plus two enrolments in one of the following units, in consecutive semesters: • Semester in Japan (1) • Semester in Japan (2) Plus select one unit from the following: • Modern Japanese History • Japanese Language Project • Soldiers and Civilians: War in the Pacific 1941-1945 Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Year 2 and 3 units

Bachelor of Arts in Community Development (BA) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Study in Community Development gives you valuable knowledge and understanding of the issues that affect community members and community groups. The course provides students with a sociological perspective relevant to community development. It encompasses the study of conceptual frameworks and research methods, as well as an understanding of specific social institutions such as the family, work, and the law, contemporary social issues such as social, gender and racial inequality, unemployment, health and welfare, social deviance and social control, and how these affect people’s lives in a community context.

Plus one unit from: • Sociology of Work • Public Policy Analysis • Overseas Aid and International Development • Australian Youth Culture Select three from the following units: • • • • • •

Democracy in the 21st Century Developing Community Leadership Sustainability, Ecology and Communities Sociology of Law Contemporary Indigenous Issues Special Topics in Sociology: Race and Ethnic Relations in Australia • Cultural Tourism Interpretation Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Community Development Introduction to Sociology Sociology and Everyday Life Ideas in action

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

English careers Graduates in English would be well trained for employment in several of the following professions: advertising, design, teaching, public administration, journalism, acting, stage direction, publishing, computer arts and many fields of business.

Course structure Year 1 units • Foundation Unit • Ideas in Action Choose any three units from the following: • • • • • •

Creative Writing: Text and Practice I Introduction to Creative Arts Introduction to Literature Introduction to Drama Literature, Language Image Writing for Professional Purposes

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Community Development careers The community services industry is one of the largest growth industry areas in the economy and is characterised by large numbers of employees with no or few formal qualifications. This means that Murdoch graduates can expect to be very competitive in new, innovative and exciting employment positions within a wide range of industry areas, including local government, overseas aid work, economic and social planning, social services and welfare, sustainable development and aged care.

Students are exposed to a wide range of literary, non-literary, theoretical, dramatic, electronic and other kinds of texts, with an emphasis on critical understanding and practical production. Upon the completion of the English major, graduates will be skilled in methods of analysis and argument, fluent in expression and confident in their ability to undertake critical and/or creative work.

English and Creative Writing

Bachelor of Arts in English and Creative Writing (BA) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

English is an exciting course that offers excellent opportunities to develop analytical and production skills in many different forms of writing and performance. The course is divided into four main areas of study – Creative Arts, Creative Writing, Literature, Theatre and Drama – offering exciting opportunities to develop analytical and production skills in many different forms of writing and performance.

Year 2 and 3 units Select any six units from the following: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Creative Writing Creative Writing: Text and Practice II Project in Creative Writing Writing for the Stage Writing for the Screen Literary Journalism Literature Literary Theory Narrative: Fiction and Film Understanding Poetry Representation and Gender Australian Literature and Film Literature in an Age of Terror World Writing Today Popular Literature, Science Fiction and Cyberculture Shakespeare Theatre and Drama Studies Performance and Creative Arts Acting and Production I Acting and Production II Children’s Theatre Design Special Topics in English: Theatre and Education

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree. Social Sciences and Humanities

Community Development

• Community Work across Sites, Settings and Peoples • Creative Ways to Work with Community • Projects in Community Development • Community and Social Policy • Social Research Methods

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Course structure

History

Bachelor of Arts in History (BA)

• • • •

• South Street Campus

Plus

• Three years full-time study

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Murdoch History students learn the key skills of research, writing, analysis and presentation, plus written and verbal communication skills. The History major offers three broad areas of historical inquiry, in which History majors specialise: • Cultural History – with an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural focus on the histories of Australia, Europe, South-East Asia and the United States. • Regional History – with a focus on the history of modern nation states. • Thematic History – with a focus on important international themes in history. History at Murdoch aims to introduce students to the history of those regions and themes that are essential to the understanding of modern Australia and its place in the world.

History careers The discipline of history – the rigorous examination of surviving evidence and the critical testing of ideas and theories against that evidence – provides a uniquely valuable form of intellectual training with a wide range of occupational applications. The study of history promotes generic and applied skills (literary, analytical and communicatory) necessary for success in a wide range of occupations in business, industry, government and education. A degree in History is an international passport for all forms of employment where rational and informed decision making is required and the wisdom gained from knowledge of past experience is an asset.

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to History Turning Points in History Ideas in Action

Year 2 and 3 units Select two units each from two of the following three areas (total of six units).

Cultural history • • • • •

American Indian History Australia and its Asian Context Blacks and Whites: Aboriginal History Hollywood and History Witchcraft: Historical Images of Women

Regional history • • • • • • • • • • •

Perceptions of South-East Asian Society Rebirth of Europe 1945-2001 The People’s History of South-East Asia Britannia to the Beatles: Power, Sex and Identity in Modern Britain Rise of Asia and Modern History Convicts and Settlers: Colonial Australia Contested Country: Twentieth Century Australian History Modern Japanese History Postwar Japan Europe Under the Dictators Special Topics in History

Thematic history • • • • • • •

After Power: The Fall of Regimes and Rulers Crime and Punishment Since 1700 Approaches to History Historical Mysteries of the Modern World Disease in History Spies, Saboteurs and Secret Agents Special Topics in History: Popular Culture, Popular Politics • European Union Soldiers and Civilians: War in the Pacific 1941-1945 • Australian Environmental History Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Social Sciences and Humanities

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

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Philosophy

Year 1 units

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (BA) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

The study of philosophy does not always offer answers, but instead teaches us how to ask good questions; without a good question one does not know what counts as a good answer, or where to look for a good answer! This kind of study develops our critical and rational faculties, instils a positive sense of impartiality and fairness in considering the views of others, and fosters a cautious, reflective attitude toward those things whose comprehension may exceed our current opinions and beliefs.

Philosophy careers In today’s work environment, flexibility of mind, strategic thinking and solid education are in high demand. Philosophy graduates are attractive to the employment market, especially if they have studied philosophy in combination with another degree. Jobs in philosophy are wide ranging and include: business management, primary and secondary schools, youth work, social welfare and public service, where the ability to organise and analyse data and to draw clear, sound judgements are highly valued.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Critical and Creative Thinking Introduction to Philosophy Ideas in Action

Plus • Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*


Hana Schoon Singapore “Undergraduate life at Murdoch freed up some time to pursue my interests and explore Australia. I nailed that driver’s licence, took dancing classes, did an open water diving course off Rottnest Island and went on road trips around WA. During the winter break, we travelled the Eastern States of Australia. I enjoyed sitting in the various lectures during the first two week of school – Politics and Women’s Studies were top favourites. At university, it was refreshing to be treated as an equal, not just a student. The lecturers encouraged different viewpoints, however alternative they were. They were happy to answer any questions we had, were quick to respond to emails and were always open to discussions after class. The one thing they all had in common was a friendly openness and a contagious passion – it’s hard not to be involved in even the driest subject when the person in front of you has so much enthusiasm for it! In between classes, we loved to bask in Bush Court, enjoying warm sunshine over a salad from the nearby refectory. Some of my best memories are of the simple things there – enjoying a latte, devouring a book, or going through my lesson notes before the next class. Sir Walter’s cafe (basement of the library) was another great hangout. It later proved very conducive for project discussions or the last-minute cramming over Red Bull too!”

Plus select three units from the following: Critical Metaphysics Meaning and Interpretation Moral and Political Philosophy Theories of Mind

Politics and International Studies

Select three units from the following: Existence and Freedom Ethics in Practice Life, Death and Meaning Ancient Greek Ideas Film and Philosophy Love and Friendship

Not more than one unit may be selected from the following: • Literary Theory • Sustainability Ethics • Culture and Religion in Asia Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• Any Foundation Unit • Ideas in Action Plus any two of the following:

Specified electives • • • • • •

Year 1 units

Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Studies (BA) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Politics and International Studies are related fields of study, which involve the critical evaluation of contemporary political issues. Politics focuses on the examination of the ways that countries are governed, how power is distributed in society, and how and why governments vary in their stances on such issues as individual and minority rights, environmental protection, and economic management. International Studies examines the interaction of national governments and the effects of international governing bodies (like the UN, IMF and WTO). One of its central issues is globalisation – including its impact on economic development and its effects on ethnic and regional communities.

Politics and International Studies careers Graduates of the Politics and International Studies course are suited to employment in journalism, law, parliamentary offices, public administration, teaching, research, international business and corporate management.

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Asia-Pacific in the Global System Australian Government Introduction to Politics Perspectives on Security and Terrorism

Plus • Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units Select six units from the following. Take a minimum of two units from the Politics list or a minimum of two units from the International Studies list.

Politics list: • • • • • • • • • •

Public Policy Analysis Modern Theories of the State Democracy in the 21st Century Environmental Politics Modern Political Thought Parliamentary and Public Sector Internship Politics of Cyberspace Power of the Media and Public Interest Policy Change in a Global Context Government Agencies in a Changing World

International studies list: • • • • • • •

Authoritarianism and Democracy in Asia Ethnic Conflict and Multiculturalism Terrorism in a Globalised World Politics of Globalisation Australian Foreign Policy International Security Studies European Union

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Social Sciences and Humanities

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Course structure

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Public Policy and Management

Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Management (BA) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

The Public Policy and Management major provides an educational basis for administrative and management careers in the public and private sectors. Policy is also studied on a comparative basis, in particular using the experience of Asia to assess Australian practice.

Public Policy and Management careers Graduates of the Public Policy and Management course will be suited for management positions in the public and private sectors. They will also enjoy careers as advisers to politicians and in journalism.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

A Foundation Unit Australian Government Introduction to Economics Ideas in Action

Course structure

Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

Plus

Any Foundation Unit Perspectives on Security and Terrorism Asia-Pacific in the Global System Ideas in Action

Plus select one from the following: Bachelor of Arts in Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies (BA)

Year 2 and 3 units

• South Street Campus

• Government Agencies in a Changing World

• Three years full-time study

Plus select five (5) from the following units:

• Semester I and II intake

• • • • • •

• • • • • • • • •

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

Plus

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

• Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

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Modern Theories of the State Community and Social Policy Politics of Globalisation Environmental Politics Ethnic Conflict and Multiculturalism Power of the Media and Public Interest Authoritarianism and Democracy in Asia Policy Change in a Global Context Special Topics in Politics and International Studies Organisational Development and Human Resources Management Changing Economies of Asia Human Resource Economics Public Policy Analysis

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree. Social Sciences and Humanities

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• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

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This course provides students with a critical understanding of the nature of security, terrorism and counterterrorism measures in Australia and other parts of the world. It defines security broadly to incorporate the protection of individuals and their values, norms, rules, institutions and property from military and non-military threats. It explains terrorism as a threat to security, but suggests a multiple approach to the ‘war on terror’, involving diplomacy, development, capacity building and military force.

Security, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies careers Graduates of this course will be excellent candidates for recruitment into the intelligence services, as well as in the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Defence, DIMIA and the AttorneyGeneral’s Office. They will also be suited for employment in journalism, international business and corporate management.

Introduction to Politics Sociology and Everyday Life Critical and Creative Thinking Australian Legal System Introduction to Forensic Science Indonesian IA

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

International Security Studies Knowledge and Information Security Terrorism in a Globalised World Islam, Terror and Multiculturalism in Australia

Plus select three from the following: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Australian Foreign Policy Ethnic Conflict and Multiculturalism Politics of Cyberspace Authoritarianism and Democracy in Asia Power of the Media and Public Interest Australia and Its Asian Context Crime and Punishment Since 1700 Spies, Saboteurs and Secret Agents Power, Security and Modern Life Literature in an Age of Terror Criminal Justice Forensic Science

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Sociology

Bachelor of Arts in Theology (BA) (3 years)

• Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Sociology students study sociological theory, social research methods and social policy to better grasp how technological change and changing values influence us as members of society. By enhancing our understanding of social relations, sociology helps to empower us in many areas of our lives both in and beyond the workplace.

Sociology careers In an era of widespread social dislocation, sociological knowledge and skills are increasingly important in a wide range of professions and occupations; furthermore, sociology also aids our understanding of all social processes beyond the workplace. Murdoch’s Sociology graduates are planning, collecting information, communicating, leading teams, project managing, acting as catalysts, lobbying, training others, developing policy and working with children.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Sociology Sociology and Everyday Life Ideas in Action

Plus • Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units Select six from the following units: • • • • • • •

Power, Security and Modern Life Social Research Methods Big Ideas for a Better Society Health and Society Sociology of Law Sociology of Work Special Topics in Sociology: Race and Ethnic Relations in Australia • Australian Youth Culture • Community and Social Policy Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama (BA) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Theatre and Drama is an exciting major that offers excellent opportunities to develop practical and analytical skills in a broad range of theatre and performance styles. As well as being introduced to many different forms of historical, critical and creative practices, candidates will be offered the opportunity to develop skills in the areas of acting, design, lighting, sound, production, stage management and publicity. Upon completion of the major, graduates will be skilled and confident in their ability to undertake critical and creative work in the area.

Theatre and Drama careers Theatre and Drama graduates may choose to pursue a career as a producer/director, actor, stage manager, scriptwriter or find jobs in the television and film industry or decide to enter the teaching profession. Potential employers include theatre/drama companies and radio/TV networks.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • •

Foundation Unit Ideas in Action Introduction to Literature Introduction to Drama

Plus • Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Acting and Production I Acting and Production II Children’s Theatre Performance and Creative Arts

Plus select three from the following: • • • • •

Writing for the Stage Shakespeare Design Contemporary Theatre Practice Community Engagement through Drama

Plus • Six (6) General Elective units OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Bachelor of Theology (BTheol) (4 years) • South Street Campus • Three or four years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Theology at Murdoch University is administered in association with the Perth College of Divinity (Inc.), an interdenominational body coordinating the joint teaching of theology amongst the following constituent churches: Anglican, Baptist, Catholic and Uniting. Theology students have access to a faculty which is the largest, most internationally qualified and ecumenical at any public university in Australia. Independently assessed recently as being ‘unique’ in Australia, the Theology Course is among the best this country has to offer. The Course has a rich diversity of courses, including: • • • • •

Church History Hebrew Bible/Old Testament New Testament Practical Theology Systematic Theology

The three-year Bachelor of Arts course in Theology is primarily meant for those with a general interest in the subject but without specific vocational goals. Students who complete the three-year BA in Theology can undertake a fourth year of study for the Bachelor of Theology. This further year provides consolidation in the main areas of study and the added application to practice and the experience necessary for a professional degree.

Theology careers In the workplace and community, Theology graduates are able to handle some of the hard questions about life. They provide leadership in social justice, welfare, chaplaincies, counselling and other organisations of care. Studying Theology with a teaching degree broadens career opportunities into the Anglican and Uniting Church education sectors. Theology graduates also provide leadership in lay ministries and specialised ministries of congregations and religious organisations.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Life and Literature of Ancient Israel New Testament and its World Thinking Theology Ideas in Action

Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice

Social Sciences and Humanities

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (BA) • South Street Campus

Theology

Theatre and Drama

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Year 2 and 3 units • Christology • Old Testament Exegesis • Paul and the Beginnings of Christianity OR Jesus and the Gospels • History of the Christian Church I: Early to Medieval OR History of the Christian Church II: Reformation to Modern Plus select two units from the following: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Biblical Hebrew II New Testament Greek II Christianity in Asia Christian Community Christian Ethics Education in a Faith Community Pastoral Practicum I Pastoral Care in Church and Community Worship and Liturgy Teaching Religion in Schools Science and Religion Religious Responses to Health, Illness and Disease • Understanding Texts, the Self, God and the World • Religion and Popular Culture Bachelor of Theology students only Students may enrol in the Bachelor of Theology after completion of 48 points of the Bachelor of Arts (Theology). To complete the Bachelor of Theology, students must meet both the requirements for the BA and a further six units (at fourth year). Students must complete one unit from each of the Areas of Study: Old Testament, New Testament, Church History, Systematic Theology, and Practical Theology. In addition to these units the student must take one additional Theology unit.

Bachelor of Tourism (BTour) Hospitality and Tourism Management (BTour) • South Street Campus

Murdoch Tourism graduates have been employed by QANTAS, the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Rottnest Lodge, a Chinese tour company based in China, the Great Barrier Reef (tourist island position), Western Australian Tourism Commission, Department of Environment and Conservation, a transport company and in tourism research.

Course structure

• Three years full-time study

Year 1 units

Area of study electives:

• Semester I and II intake

• Advanced Old Testament Exegesis • Advanced New Testament Exegesis

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

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• Systematic Theology Seminar OR Triune God Plus one of: • Communicating Christian Faith OR Pastoral Practicum II OR Practical Theology Seminar Plus • One (1) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Social Sciences and Humanities

Tourism

Year 4

Plus one of:

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Tourism careers

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Tourism Systems Introduction to Travel and Tourism Ideas in Action

The core of the course addresses tourism policy, planning and development, and the contribution of tourism to society within the wider context of economic, social, cultural and ecological sustainability. Students of the Tourism degree will be required to study research methods appropriate to tourism and to complete a major tourism research project or relevant work experience prior to graduation. Students studying the Hospitality and Tourism Management degree will have a stronger focus on business and management studies. During their course of study, students participate in projects with industry, government and community bodies that provide them with invaluable contacts for future employment that can lead directly to full-time employment.

Plus

Knowledge of tourism and tourists is relevant to occupations in many discipline areas, so it makes an ideal minor and double major for students from a range of majors at Murdoch. Students prepare for special areas of employment such as museums, hotels, national parks and government departments by judicious use of minors and double majors.

• Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Social Research Methods Sustainable Tourism Tourism Policy and Planning Tourism Project

Plus select two from the following units: • • • • •

Cultural Tourism Interpretation Indigenous Tourism Issues Nature-Based Tourism Community and Social Policy Tourism Management

Plus

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Sustainability

Marie-Charlotte Fort Murdoch student from Reunion Island

Bachelor of Science in Climate Change Management (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Climate change is the greatest environmental and economic challenge of the 21st century. This degree will produce graduates that can help manage our society and economy through adaptation and mitigation responses. It will equip graduates with an integrated understanding of the science and economics of climate change, as well as its social impacts. Students who complete this course will enter the workplace well placed to both devise and implement solutions which incorporate social, economic and environmental aspects of climate change.

Climate Change Management careers

Course structure

Students who study the Bachelor of Science (Climate Change Management) will experience a broad and interdisciplinary educational journey, specially tailored to meet the growing demand for interdisciplinary approaches to the challenges of climate change. Diverse and exciting career opportunities will exist for graduates of this course, who will enter the workforce well placed to contribute to solving some of the greatest economic and environmental issues of the world today. Graduates in this emerging area will be in growing demand over coming years.

Year 1 units

Career opportunities across a range of areas in the government, industry and community sectors will exist for graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Climate Change Management. Some examples include the Australian Greenhouse Office, Department of Conservation and Environment, SEDO, local government, and Non-government organisations.

• • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Climate Change Studies Introduction to Sustainable Development Approaches to Sustainable Development

Plus one unit from the following: • Introduction to Energy Studies • Introduction to Economics • Australian Environmental Issues Plus • Three (3) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units • • • •

Global and Regional Sustainability The Economics of Global Climate Change Greenhouse Science and Policy Greenhouse Accounting and Life Cycle Assessment • Earth System Science • Climate Change Adaptation: Policy and Practice Plus • Six (6) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Sustainability

Climate Change Management

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International Aid and Development

Bachelor of Arts in International Aid and Development (BA) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and entry requirements: Refer to page 8

The only degree of its kind taught in Western Australia, the Bachelor of Arts in International Aid and Development explores the challenges and changing approaches to international aid by government, multilateral organisations and non-government aid agencies. It focuses on key issues such as poverty reduction, governance, capacity building and participatory approaches. It will equip students to be effective development practitioners in international and cross-cultural settings. The emphasis is on community-level engagement and provides tools and skills for participatory development practice, project management and a critical understanding of international development programs and approaches.

International Aid and Development careers The graduates of this program would expect to find employment in international development organisations, both government and non-government. Graduates of the International Development Program could expect to work in Development NGOs (Non-governmental Organisations), as project officers in developing countries, in journalism and in a range of government departments and private corporations. Those taking a degree in the Bachelor of International Development will have enhanced opportunities for employment in fields related to the implementation and evaluation of development programs.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Asia-Pacific in the Global System Introduction to Community Development Introduction to Sustainable Development Approaches to Sustainable Development

Plus

Sustainability

• Three (3) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

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Year 2 and 3 units

Sustainable Development careers

• Overseas Aid and International Development

Murdoch University’s Sustainable Development degree is internationally recognised and respected. Students are taught by leading sustainability educators and policy makers and after graduating can progress to successful careers within government, research institutes, and national and international aid organisations; as well as in industry, tourism, media, education and resource sectors of the economy.

Plus choose three units from the following: • • • •

Creative Ways to Work with Community Politics of Globalisation Global and Regional Sustainability Disasters and Risk Management

Plus select two from the following: • • • • •

Ethnic Conflict and Multiculturalism Society, Culture and Ecology in Asia Gender and Development Gender, Globalisation and Cultural Politics Sustainability and Social Justice: The Not for Profit Sector • Social Research Methods • Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development • Special Topics in Development Studies: Working in Aid and Development Plus

Professional recognition Sustainability graduates can join the new Sustainability Practitioners Association.

Course structure Year 1 units • • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Economics Introduction to Environmental Science Introduction to Sustainable Development Approaches to Sustainable Development Introduction to Community Development

• Six (6) General Elective Units of your choice OR take a second major*

Plus

*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

• Two (2) General Elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2 and 3 units

Sustainable Development (BA)

• • • •

Sustainability, Ecology and Communities Global and Regional Sustainability Cities and Sustainability Overseas Aid and International Development • Sustainability Ethics Plus two from the following units:

Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development (BA) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

The Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Development provides a broad and interdisciplinary approach to the many crucial issues related to sustainability debates, such as global warming, city policy and design, resource use, poverty alleviation, technology development, environmental protection and regulation, inequality, trade and economic growth, ecological awareness and the effects of globalisation. At all times the emphasis is on building connections between theory and practice and helping students to learn how they can ‘make a difference’. As an example, students are able to undertake the Sustainable Development Project, a unit of study in which students apply some of the conceptual tools they have learnt to specific problems through data collection and analysis, or placement with an organisation working on sustainable development projects.

• Creative Ways to Work with Community • Environmental Politics • Sustainability and Social Justice: The Non Profit Sector • Cities and Innovation • Policy, Technology and Democracy • Sustainability for Professionals • Marine Conservation Policy and Coastal Sustainability • Economics for Sustainability • Sustainable Development Internship/Project (1) OR Sustainable Development Internship/ Project (2) • Sustainable Urban Design • Resilient Regions: People and Practice Plus • Five (5) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.


Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I and II intake

Year 2 and 3 units

Murdoch University’s Sustainable Development degree is internationally recognised and respected. Students are taught by leading sustainability educators and policy makers and after graduating can progress to successful careers within government, research institutes, and national and international aid organisations; as well as in industry, tourism, media, education and resource sectors of the economy.

• Sustainability, Ecology and Communities • Global and Regional Sustainability

Professional recognition

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Nil

Sustainability graduates can join the new Sustainability Practitioners Association.

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Course structure

The Bachelor’s degree in Sustainable Development provides a broad and interdisciplinary approach to the many crucial issues related to sustainability debates, such as global warming, city policy and design, resource use, poverty alleviation, technology development, environmental protection and regulation, inequality, trade and economic growth, ecological awareness and the effects of globalisation. At all times the emphasis is on building connections between theory and practice and helping students to learn how they can ‘make a difference’. As an example, students are able to undertake the Sustainable Development Project, a unit of study in which students apply some of the conceptual tools they have learnt to specific problems through data collection and analysis, or placement with an organisation working on sustainable development projects.

Year 1 units • • • • •

Any Foundation Unit Introduction to Environmental Science Introduction to Sustainable Development Approaches to Sustainable Development Introduction to Economics

Plus • Ecology OR Environmental Biology Plus • Two (2) or Three (3) General Elective units OR take a second major*

Plus five from the following units: • GIS for Environmental Management and Planning • Water Conservation and Auditing • Australian Coastal Environments • Environmental Technology for Sustainable Development • Pollutants and the Human Environment • Environmental Policy and Law • Ecology • Energy in Society • Environmental Management • Resilient Regions: People and Practice • Greenhouse Science and Policy • Sustainable Development Internship/Project OR Sustainable Development Internship/ Project Plus four (4) of the following: • Overseas Aid and International Development • Economics for Sustainability • Sustainability Ethics • Cities and Sustainability • Policy, Technology and Democracy • Climate Change Adaptation and Practice Plus • Three (3) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Sustainability

Sustainable Development (BSc)

Sustainable Development careers

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Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences Jessica Lin Murdoch student from Canada

Animal Science careers

Animal Science

Bachelor of Animal Science (BAnimSc) • South Street Campus

Gradlink surveys over the past five years indicate at least 75 per cent full-time employment. About 20 per cent of graduates go on to further full-time study. Agricultural industries employ animal science graduates in a variety of roles such as consultants, technical advisors, and government research officers.

• Four years full-time study

Professional recognition

• Semester I intake

Australian Institute of Agricultural Science and Technology (AIAST).

• Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics

Course structure

• Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Year 1 units

The Bachelor of Animal Science from Murdoch University is a four-year degree that will prepare graduates for a career in food and fibre production from animals.

• • • • • •

The first year of study instructs students in animal production systems, including exposure to soil science, pastures and animal handling, chemistry, biostatistics, cell biology, introductory physiology/anatomy, economics, and animal ethics and welfare. Studies in second and third year comprise units in anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, pathology, immunology, cell culture, microbiology, nutrition, statistics, genetics and animal parasitology. Further studies in animal production systems examine the major production animals in depth, and include visits to off-campus sites to reinforce the lecture and workshop content.

Any Foundation Unit Animal Production Systems I Statistical Data Analysis and Databases Cell Biology Animal and Human Bioethics Principles of Vertebrate Physiology

Plus • Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Year 2, 3 and 4 units • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Physiology and Anatomy of Farm Animals Agricultural Biochemistry Animal Molecular Biology Immunology, Vaccines and Cell Culture Pathology and Disease of Production Animals Animal Microbiology Animal Nutrition and Toxicology Animal Parasitology Animal Science Research Project Animal Production Systems II Animal Production Systems III Animal Production Systems IV Animal Industry Experience

Plus

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

• Four (4) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

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*Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Biomedical Science

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science (BSc) • South Street Campus • Three years full-time study • Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Biomedical Science applies the principles of cellular and molecular biology to the understanding of normal function and disease in humans and other animals. Graduates will possess a comprehensive understanding of the basic health sciences. Students develop a high standard of problem solving, communication and professional skills, in addition to academic and pre-clinical skills. Biomedical Science is a flexible and responsive degree focusing on careers in the expanding research and development industries of Australia. Knowledge of the triggers of disease may include viruses, bacteria, parasites and other microbes or be genetically based. Students learn the diagnosis, mechanisms, and prevention and/or treatment of disease, including, for example, vaccine development. Knowledge may be sought in the disciplines of physiology, biochemistry, immunology, molecular genetics, pathology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, and anatomy. Biomedical Science graduates from Murdoch University have been successful in gaining admission to graduate medical schools.


Polly Cocks Murdoch University Research Officer, World Organisation for Animal Health. Southeast Asia Foot and Mouth Disease Campaign Office, Bangkok. United Kingdom Murdoch Veterinary alumnus Polly Cocks always wanted to see the world, so following her 2005 graduation, the recipient of the University Medal for outstanding academic achievement couldn’t wait to hit the road. Polly says, “After graduating, I was keen to gain life experience and work in private practice, so I returned to the UK, my birthplace, to spend a year in mixed practice. This provided me with a valuable professional foundation for my current job. During my time living and studying in Perth and making short visits to Asia, I developed a desire to pursue a career involving international work. So I feel very fortunate that the opportunity arose to work for Murdoch University in Bangkok and to continue as a PhD student. I am employed as a research officer by the University in the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), Southeast Asia Foot and Mouth Disease Campaign Office in Bangkok. I facilitate an AusAID project into the control of the foot and mouth disease in Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.” Foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious viral infection of cloven-hoofed animals such as cattle, goats, sheep and pigs. The other element of Polly’s job is to build linkages between Murdoch and other organisations and educational institutions in Thailand, as well as acting as a contact for Murdoch staff and students if they are in the area. Polly will soon begin a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program with Murdoch on the topic of foot and mouth disease control in Malaysia, Thailand and Myanmar.

Biomedical Science careers

Course structure

Year 2 and 3 units

Graduates may find employment in hospitals, universities, government and research institutes, as researchers, technologists, pharmaceutical representatives, laboratory assistants, medical scientists, forensic officers and pathologists. Biomedical scientists investigate the molecular basis of disease and are involved with medical research endeavours to enhance health. Although a majority may work at the bench in a laboratory, the outcomes are very important to medicine and may translate to the bedside. They may work on projects in diverse fields encompassing cancers, infectious diseases, emerging pathogens, genetic disorders, autoimmune diseases and metabolic diseases.

Year 1 units

• Biomedical Physiology • Human and Comparative Biochemistry OR Biochemistry I • Medical Immunology and Molecular Genetics OR Immunology, Vaccine and Cell Culture • Human and Comparative Microbiology • Advances in Medical Science • Mechanisms of Disease

• Any Foundation Unit • Introduction to the Human Body OR Introduction to the Animal Body OR Environmental Biology • Statistical Data Analysis and Databases • Cell Biology • Principles of Vertebrate Physiology • Chemical Principles Plus • Two (2) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major*

Plus • Six (6) General elective units of your choice OR take a second major* *Note that in some cases taking a second major may affect the duration of the degree.

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

The Biomedical Science Course provides excellent training for students wishing to continue on to graduate Pharmacy at Murdoch University and medical courses in Australia and overseas. Students complete the GAMSAT (Graduate and Medical Students Admission Test) examination to attain minimum medical school entry scores and are also required to attend an interview and show success at undergraduate level.

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Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology/ Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS)

Students will be considered for admission into the five-year veterinary course after successful completion of one year of tertiary study at a high academic standard in a relevant science discipline, which will include some prerequisite units. Highranking school-leavers may apply directly to Veterinary Science and, if selected, will be guaranteed a place provided they meet these requirements at Murdoch University.

• South Street Campus

Veterinary Science careers

• Five years full-time study

Graduates will be qualified to register as veterinarians in Australia and many overseas countries. This will open up rewarding opportunities in:

Veterinary Biology/ Medicine and Surgery

• Semester I intake • Recommended prerequisite subjects: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Biology and at least one year of tertiary study including specific subject prerequisites. • Tuition fee and Entry requirements: Refer to page 8

Veterinary Science is a major health profession, with its own system of education, registration, organisation and ethics. Close liaison with veterinarians in private practice, government departments, consultants and owner-breeders has successfully established Murdoch University’s reputation as a leader in teaching and research in this area. The Veterinary Science course at Murdoch is consistently rated as the best in Australia.

Admission Requirements A degree of Bachelor of Science is awarded after the successful completion of the first two and a half years and is a prerequisite for entry to the final two and a half years that lead to the degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVMS). The School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences has only two prerequisites for admission:–tertiary-level Statistics and Cell Biology (introductory biochemistry); although Chemistry is strongly recommended. However, past experience has shown that students are best prepared for the course if they have a science background, for example, fundamental competency in Mathematics, and either Physics or Biology. Introductory-level Animal Biology and/or Animal Physiology courses are also recommended. However, students with other educational backgrounds are also considered for entry into the course.

• Private veterinary practice, dealing primarily with health and production problems in companion and production animals. • State and federal government department disease control units in vital areas such as epidemiological, regulatory and quarantine services, and in veterinary research. • Veterinary public health, especially in the meat, dairy and fishing industries and including quality control in food production, the prevention and control of animal diseases communicable to humans and aspects of environmental pollution. • Industry, especially testing and marketing veterinary drugs and animal feeds. • Teaching and research in tertiary institutions.

Professional recognition The five-year course of study leads to a registerable professional qualification in veterinary medicine. Graduates are eligible for registration, without further examination, in Australia and many overseas countries, including Great Britain, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. The course received full accreditation in 2003 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Graduates are eligible for registration in North America and Canada upon passing the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination.

Course structure Year 1, 2 and 3 units • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Veterinary Anatomy 1 Veterinary Biochemistry Veterinary Physiology II Veterinary Physiology I Veterinary Anatomy II Animal Systems I Veterinary Professional Life I Processes in Animal Disease Veterinary Microbiology Veterinary Nutrition and Animal Toxicology Animal Systems II Veterinary Immunology and Molecular Genetics Veterinary Parasitology Veterinary Professional Life II Veterinary Pharmacology and Chemotherapy Veterinary Diagnostic Pathology Animal Systems III Veterinary Professional Life III

Year 3, 4 and 5 units • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Surgical Secrets Anaesthesia, Emergency and Critical Care Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging General Small Animal Practice Small Animal Surgery Reproduction and Obstetrics Equine Practice Avian, Exotic Pet and Wildlife Practice Veterinary Professional Life IV Small Animal Medicine Cattle and Camelid Medicine, Production and Surgery Small Ruminant Medicine and Production Intensive Industries Medicine and Production Core clinical rotations Elective clinical rotations Veterinary Professional Life V

Honours Students enrolled in veterinary science may, at the completion of the BSc or BVMS year, apply to undertake an additional year of honours-level studies in an aspect of veterinary science. Honours-level studies in Veterinary Biology are also open to students who have completed a science degree at a satisfactory level either at Murdoch University or another tertiary institution and who wish to undertake advanced studies and gain experience in one of the several disciplines in Veterinary Biology.

Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

The Honours course aims to train students for independent research, as well as to provide advanced or broadening studies within the student’s chosen field. A wide range of disciplines is available for study: it includes anatomy, bacteriology, biochemistry, embryology, epidemiology, histology, immunology, nutrition, parasitology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, toxicology, virology and clinical sciences.

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The principal component of the Honours course is a research project and thesis.


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exemptions) may be granted to

Students need to lodge an application for

home country. For a listing of Murdoch representatives in your home country, visit http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Futurestudents/International-students/Contact-us/ Finding-a-local-agent/ If no representative is available, or you are already studying in Australia, please submit your application to:

applicants who have previously studied at a recognised tertiary institution.

a student visa to an Australian Embassy or High Commission. Full details of the student visa regulations and application process can be found on the Australian Government Immigration website www.immi.gov.au

Application Form* in the course booklet and submit your application through one

Murdoch University International Admissions Murdoch University South Street Murdoch 6150 Western Australia Telephone: 61-3 9627 4809 Facsimile: 61-8 9310 5090 email: internat@murdoch.edu.au http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Futurestudents/International-students/ * The application form can be downloaded from the website http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Future-students/ International-students/Applying-to-Murdoch/Applicationforms/ or applications can be made online http://www. murdoch.edu.au/Future-students/International-students/ Applying-to-Murdoch/Applying-online/

The closing dates are 1 December for Semester I entry and 1 June for Semester II entry. However, your application should be submitted as early as possible before the beginning of the semester in which you wish to commence. Submit your completed application to the Murdoch International Admissions Team.

This may reduce the length of time necessary to complete the Murdoch degree. However, due to course requirements, it is possible that not all of this credit may be utilised. All applications for advanced standing will be assessed individually.

Step 2 Receiving an offer Successful applicants will receive an Offer of Admission (including the Confirmation of Advanced Standing, if applicable), which will give advice on course start dates, course fees and date of payment for the semester tuition fees.

Step 3 Accepting an offer

Step 5 Pre-departure Upon acceptance of an Offer of Admission the University will send pre-departure Information to assist you in preparation for your departure and to help make your arrival as smooth as possible.

Step 6 Online Enrolment You can activate your Murdoch University account online. Go to the Murdoch University homepage at www.murdoch.edu.au and click on the “New Students” link for instructions.

To accept your place at Murdoch University, you must return a signed acceptance contract with one semester’s fees and the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) fee. The University will then issue an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC); your eCOE will be registered electronically at the Australian Embassy or High Commission where you intend to apply for your student visa to study in Australia.

It is important that you attach certified copies of all your qualifications and

How to apply

transcripts of results to enable the University to properly assess your application.

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Refund Policy

Total Refund •

If the University withdraws the offer of a place or is unable to provide the program, or the student is refused a student visa, all tuition fees are fully refundable.

Partial/No Refund •

Where a student gives notice of withdrawal, more than ten weeks before commencement of the semester/trimester, all tuition fees paid in advance are refundable less 10% of the semester/trimester tuition fees due or $500 whichever is the lesser.

Where a student gives notice of withdrawal less than ten weeks before commencement of the semester/trimester, all tuition fees paid in advance are refundable less 30% of the coming semester/trimester tuition fee.

A student who withdraws from the University after commencement of the semester/trimester but before the Census Date, shall be eligible for a refund of fees paid for the current and future semesters/trimesters less 70% of the fee for the current semester/trimester.

A student who withdraws from the University after the Census date, or after the end of the fourth week of semester where the Census Date is earlier than the end of the fourth week, shall be eligible for a refund of fees paid for the current and future semesters/trimesters less 100% of the fee for the current semester/trimester.

Students on scholarships or financial aid should seek advice from their lending institution in regards to any additional policies which may apply in the case of a student requesting a refund. Any amount required to be paid to the University as fees or charges as a consequence of enrolment at the University that is subsequently suspended

Refund policy

or cancelled, nonetheless remains due and owing to the University and is payable as a debt and may be recovered, with the addition of collection charges, by the University notwithstanding that suspension or cancellation.

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International undergraduate application form

Murdoch International Admissions, The Student Centre, Murdoch University, South St, Murdoch 6150, Western Australia Telephone: +61 3 9627 4809 Facsimile: +61 8 9310 5090 internat@murdoch.edu.au, www.murdoch.edu.au NB: A certified copy of all results must be attached. Copies of transcripts must be certified by the issuing authority or by a University representative.

1. Personal Details Have you studied at Murdoch University before?

Yes

If so, please state your Student ID number

No

Title.....................Family Name ........................................................................................................................................................................................................ Given Names ........................................................................................................................Date of Birth dd/mm/yy ............/............/............ Sex

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Country of Birth ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Nationality (as indicated on passport) ................................................................................................................................................................................................ Home Country Address ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Telephone number (............) .....................................................................Mobile / Cell Number (............) ........................................................................................ Email Address Australian Address (if applicable) ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... Telephone number (............) .....................................................................Mobile / Cell Number (............) ........................................................................................

2. Course Preference One (February)

I am applying for admission in semester

Two (July)

Year 20.........................

Which undergraduate degree course are you applying for? First preference ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Second preference ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Note: please indicate if you wish to apply for a double major or double degree course eg Bachelor of Commerce/Computer Science. Please do not use this application for honours degrees, contact Murdoch International Admissions for the Honours application forms internat@murdoch.edu.au

3. English Proficiency Please tick the appropriate box to indicate any English test you have completed within the last two years: TOEFL

IELTS

A/O level English

Others .......................................................................................................................................

Do you wish to enrol in an English language course prior to commencing your degree program?

Yes

No

4. Education - provide details of all secondary/polytechnic/tertiary studies undertaken. Course/award e.g. HSC, A levels

Institution e.g. Taylors College

Country e.g. Australia

Year started e.g. 1992

Year completed e.g. 1995

Secondary School Junior College or Pre-university Polytechnic or Tertiary Postgraduate Others

Are you currently studying

No

Yes If yes, provide details below:

Name of course/award...................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Institution .......................................................... Country .......................................................... Date results expected .........../........../....... If studying matriculation in Perth, please provide your SEA number ......................................................................................................................................................


5. Advanced Standing Yes

Are you seeking advanced standing for studies completed at tertiary level?

No

6. Work Experience Please list details of any work experience you have. Also include national service details if appropriate: Employer .........................................................................................Period of Employment .................. to ...................... Position held ............................................... Employer .........................................................................................Period of Employment .................. to ...................... Position held ...............................................

7. Equity and Disability If you have a disability which means that you may require additional help at Murdoch University, it is very important that you provide the following information. This information will be kept confidential and will not affect your admission to the University. Type of Disability:

Vision

Hearing

Mobility

Impairment

Learning

Psychiatric

Other

Please attach a brief statement about your special needs.

8. Resident and Family Status Yes

Have you or any members of your family applied for Australian permanent resident status?

No

If yes, state date of application .........../.........../........... and date you expect permanent residency to be granted .........../.........../........... Yes

Will you be accompanied by your spouse and/children during your studies in Australia?

No

If ‘yes’, how many will be accompanying you and what relationship are they to you? ............................................................................................................................. ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Do you hold a Temporary Resident Visa

Yes

No

or Business Visa

Yes

No

or student Visa

Yes

No

If ‘yes’, a copy of your visa must be attached to the application.

Check List You MUST attach certified copies of award certificates and full academic transcripts, including keys to the grading system used. All documents must be in English; if not, please include certified English translations. Have you:

Completed the Application Form for Undergraduate study Attached certified copies of all matriculation qualifications Attached certified copies of all tertiary qualifications (if applicable) Attached certified copies of your English test score

Personal Information Please tick if you do not wish to have your personal information forwarded to Murdoch’s preferred providers for consideration, if your application is unsuccessful. Where successful, a packaged offer will be issued.

Declaration and Agreement I declare that the information provided on this form is true and complete in every detail. I authorise Murdoch University to obtain further information about me from educational and other institutions which I have attended. I acknowledge that Murdoch University reserves the right at any stage to vary or reverse any decision regarding admission or enrolment made on the basis of incorrect or incomplete information. I am aware of the conditions relating to my application and admission, and agree to pay all fees for which I am liable.

Signature:................................................................................................ Date: .........../.........../...........

The details you provide to Murdoch on this form will be stored by us, and used to process your application and assist in the provision of services to you if your application is successful. It will not be used for any other purposes, unless you provide consent, or it is otherwise in accordance with Australian privacy laws. To learn more about how Murdoch protects your privacy, please visit: www.murdoch.edu.au/admin/policies/privacy.html


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Social Sciences Building [440]

Commercial Services Security and Traffic Services

Office of Commercial Services [385]

Absolutely Kebabulous Aroma Café Bankwest Bookshop Careers and Alumni Centre Carve a Roast Club Murdoch Wok Inn

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Physical Sciences Building [340]

School of Environmental Science

Environmental Science Building [335]

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The Vice Chancellery Chancellor Vice Chancellor Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) Deputy Vice Chancellor (Corporate) Deputy Vice Chancellor (Enterprise and International) Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Division of Research and Development Office of Audit and Review Office of External Studies Office of Financial Services Office of Human Resources Office of Legal and Governance Office of Policy and Planning Office of Research Degrees and Scholarships Office of Central Student Administration

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Chiropractic Clinic Council on International Education Exchange Guild of Students Kulbardi Aboriginal Centre Murdoch Print School of Pharmacy

18 Amenities Building [490]

Agriculture WA Loneragan Lecture Theatre Rumen Biotech State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre (SABC) Grains Biotech

17 Loneragan Building [235]

Chaplain Economics, Commerce and Law Lecture Theatres 1 – 4 School of Business School of Chiropractic and Sports Sciences School of Information Technology School of Law

16 Economics, Commerce and Law Building [460]

Asia Research Centre Centre for Comparative Genomics Faculty Dean, Arts and Education Faculty Dean, Creative Technologies and Media Faculty Dean, Law and Business

15 Business, Information Technology and Law [461]

Centre for Curriculum and Professional Development Institute for Social Programme Evaluation School of Asian Studies School of Education School of Media Communication and Culture School of Social Science and Humanities

14 Education and Humanities Building [450]

13 Drama Centre [411]

Hairess

12 Recreation and Sports Centre [415]

Office of Corporate Communications and Public Relations

11 Senate Suite [425]

38 Wesfarmers

37 Murdoch College

36 Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases

35 Engineering Pilot Plant

34 University Farm

Animal Isolation Unit Office of Library and Educational Services Small Animal Clinic School of Veterinary Clinical Science Scintigraphy Venturetech

33 Veterinary Clinical Sciences Building [260]

School of Veterinary Biology and Biomedical Science

32 Veterinary Biology Building [250]

31 Hydrometallurgy Facility (Pilot Plant Building)

Faculty Dean, Health Sciences Faculty Dean, Minerals and Energy Faculty Dean, Sustainability, Environmental and Life Sciences Office of Information Technology Services Robertson Lecture Theatre

30 Science and Computing Building [245]

Biological Sciences Lecture Theatre School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology

29 Biological Sciences Building [240]

ALCOA of Australia Ltd Centre for Rhizobium Studies

28 Glass House Services Building [131]

27 RISE Outdoor Testing Area (ROTA) [806]

26 Mail Room [193]

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