One of the World’s Top 100 young universities under the age of 50 in the Times Higher Education 2019
Murdoch University was formally established in 1973 by an Act of the Western Australian Parliament to meet the growing higher education needs of the community. Murdoch is a truly international, research-led university full of free thinking students. Murdoch University is a strong performer in a number of research areas, including primary food production, resources, the environment and their management, and human and animal health. At Murdoch they have more than 22,000 students and over 2,000 staff, including 2,000 overseas students from around 100 countries studying in Perth and another 8000 studying offshore. Its leading academics and comprehensive range of flexible undergraduate and postgraduate programs provide an excellent learning experience.
The university aims to create leaders, innovative thinkers and problem solvers capable of tackling contemporary issues on a local, national and global level. The university is known for its teaching excellence, world-class research facilities, student diversity, ground-breaking education initiatives and a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Murdoch views the opportunity for its students to take part in some form of work-related experience as an essential form of learning integral to each of their courses. The University’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program seeks to provide an important learning experience for students, while allowing them to demonstrate their graduate skills to employers. Its courses offer a blend of theory and practical work, with a focus on real-world applicability. The university has strong partnerships with government, industry and the community.
The university’s main campus is set in a beautiful bush environment and covers over 227 hectares, making it one of the largest campuses in Australia. It also campuses in Rockingham and the Mandurah region. Murdoch University has a range of facilities in its campuses including a comprehensive vet hospital, engineering pilot plant, a chiropractic clinic, Media Arts centre, numerous computing labs and a wireless network. As a Murdoch student, you’ll have the structure, support and space to forge your own path, so you’ll graduate not just job ready, but life ready. Explore our wide range of courses and find out how to apply to join our global community of free thinkers today.
No. 1 for undergrad jobs
Murdoch ranked highest in Australia for medium-term overall employment (QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey - Longitudinal 2018)
Gaining practical experience in our facilities is another way a Murdoch degree prepares you for the workforce. An engineering plant, media arts centre, Moot Court and veterinary hospital are just some of our facilities.
Whether you prefer casual study sessions with other students, need more structured support or simply want a friendly person to chat to, we provide many forms of help and support from day one.
Join a growing international community of over 70,000 alumni and enjoy access to our resources and participate at a range of events as you’ll always be part of the Murdoch community.
Global top 100
Ranked amongst the top 100 young universities in the world, we create a place of learning and discovery through our leading academics, innovative courses and ground-breaking research.
Excellence in research
Awarded world-class standard or above in 85 per cent of research disciplines by the Australian Research Council, we are a research-led university with an established reputation in teaching and research.
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