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Murdoch has everything you expect at a world-class university: Leading academics, world-changing research, excellent facilities and a wide range of courses. We believe creativity powers change and strive to be the place where new ways of thinking can be found. We won’t tell you what to think; instead we give you the skills, opportunities and support to forge your own path.

Murdoch provides an innovative, welcoming environment. You will be surrounded by some of the world’s most progressive thinkers, people challenging conventional wisdom and finding answers to the world’s big questions. Our forward-thinking students are answering tomorrow’s questions today.

Perth campus

Located in Murdoch, 15 minutes from both the bustling centre of Perth and the historic port city of Fremantle, our main campus offers all our courses and delivers a unique student experience. One
of the largest university campuses in Australia, it sits among 227 hectares of beautiful native bush.

Facilities include an extensive library and the Student Hub, a new A$20 million development which provides services and amenities including study places, cafes, food outlets, a student kitchen and a great environment to just sit and chat with friends.

What can you study at Murdoch?

We offer over 200 innovative and practical degrees across the following discipline areas:

  • Business and law
  • Creative arts
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Science
  • Social and cultural studies
  • Teaching
  • Technology

Nursing: We have state-of-the-art nursing facilities where you will to provide care in fully equipped nursing wards, treatment areas and simulation rooms using hi-tech audio-visual equipment, wireless technology and computer labs.

Teaching (secondary or primary): Our two-year masters are designed specifically for graduates who hold a degree in a non-education field.

Renewable energy engineering: Accredited by Engineers Australia, graduate with the skills to design, commission and test renewable energy systems to help create a more sustainable energy future.

MBA Global: With no prior work experience required, this two-year degree puts theory into practice with professional placements via Work Integrated Learning. Notable alumni include the CEO of an international airline and the CEO of a major Asian bank.

Health administration, policy and leadership: The health industry is changing rapidly, driven by ageing populations, greater consumer expectations, digital disruption, the burden of chronic diseases and a growing focus on data and privacy. Our multidisciplinary degree is designed to make you into a health industry leader and to step up your career. Choose a general degree or specialise in administration and leadership; informatics and analytics or policy and evaluation.  

A supportive environment for success

We offer extensive support services for international students, to help you succeed at Murdoch and in Perth. We offer a full orientation programme to introduce you to student life, and you can access student advisors, peer academic coaching, accommodation assistance, social functions, clubs and societies and much more.  

Practical and real-world experience

Our world-class teaching facilities give access to real-world resources and equipment, helping you gain industry knowledge and experience.

  • Our IT labs have the latest VR equipment, data servers and industrial technologies
  • Engineering facilities include the Bayer Pilot Plant, with the latest advanced control systems, while renewable energy facilities include photovoltaic equipment and labs
  • Murdoch was the first university in Australia to use mixed-reality learning, using virtual reality and human actors, in teacher education, simulating real-life situations ahead of practical placements
  • We provide learning in formal education environments as well as in workplaces and practical settings. The Work Integrated Learning programme allows students to demonstrate skills to employers.


From its inception, Murdoch has had a reputation for world-class research, working on the big social and scientific challenges of our time, including climate change; environmental sustainability and adaptation; food, water and biosecurity; as well as human and animal health and welfare. Often working alongside key corporate, academic and government partners, our research is underpinned by a deep understanding of politics, governance and international affairs, helping translate outcome into impact.
Murdoch has clustered its research into multi-disciplinary Institutes and Centres. The Harry Butler Institute integrates the needs of community, business and the environment, supporting the co-existence of human endeavour and biodiversity. The Health Futures Institute spans research from the genome to the mind; from the population to precision medicine. The Food Futures Institute is a hub for research into how to sustainably improve food production as our resources come under increasing pressure and the Asia Research Centre is a focus for politics, governance and social change research in the contemporary Indo-Pacific region.

Study at Murdoch’s Mandurah campus

Set in the heart of the coastal town of Mandurah, just 45 minutes from Perth, our Mandurah campus offers an exceptional learning experience through our clinical, academic and research expertise and state-of-the-art facilities.

Regional study and opportunities 

Mandurah is classed as a regional area under the new migration policy [link to press release], which means that students graduating from this campus will be eligible for two extra years on a post-study work visa. If studying a Masters by coursework programme, this equates to four post-study years in which to enjoy living and working in Western Australia.

The city of Mandurah is Western Australia’s largest regional city. Home to more than 85,000 people, Mandurah boasts a typical Mediterranean climate and relaxed coastal lifestyle.  For students travelling with families, it offers a unique work/life balance opportunity, excellent housing options and plenty of things to see and do in your leisure time. Find out more about Mandurah here.

Studying at Mandurah 

Our Mandurah campus specialises in health courses, including Nursing and postgraduate Counselling – Creative Arts Therapies.  We also deliver OnTrack, a free 14-week enabling programme offering an admission pathway to Murdoch.

As a student at the Mandurah campus, you’ll have access to a range of facilities, including an 80-seat video communications room, three 30-seat flexible teaching rooms, one multi-purpose laboratory and the latest video and audio conferencing technology.

Quick Stats about the city of Mandurah (from 2016 Census)

Estimated Population: 85,302

Families with children: 37.2%

Average monthly mortgage repayments: AU$1,820

Average weekly rent: AU$320

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