Qualify and apply information for Sustainable Development at Murdoch University

Our Degrees are changing.

In 2014, Part I (first year) units will be introduced with Part II (second year and higher) units becoming available in subsequent years. Detailed information about Part II will be available here from mid-2014.

Find out more about our new degrees, or to get in touch and ask us what this means for you head to AskMurdoch. Continuing students can still access information for degrees commencing 2013 and prior in the Course Handbook.

Qualify and apply

School leavers

Students applying to Murdoch University on the basis of their completed secondary school studies need to achieve the following:

  • WA Certificate of Education (WACE), achieved at high school graduation, or its equivalent
  • A scaled mark of 50 or more in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect (all Stage 2 or 3), or equivalent English competency
  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) between 70.00 or greater (indicative)

Non school leavers

A number of admissions pathways are available to non-school leavers. A combination of the following types of qualifications may be assessed to determine your eligibility:

  • High school results
  • Previous university study, minimum of 2 units successfully completed
  • TAFE/VET qualifications, Cert IV or higher
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) score of 140 in Written English and 135 in Multiple Choice or, for results prior to 2010, a score of 145 in both sections
  • Murdoch Institute of Technology, or other equivalent university preparation courses
  • Equity based programs
  • Work experience and a personal statement

In assessing your qualifications we will look at your marks and how recently you completed your studies. We suggest you also submit a short personal statement, outlining your experience and its relevance to this course.

Find out more about the admissions pathways available to non school leavers.

English proficiency

In order to gain admission to Murdoch University, students must satisfy Murdoch University English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements (pdf)

How to apply

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident of Australia you can apply online.

Not sure if you qualify?

We offer a number of alternative entry pathways if you are from a non-traditional academic background. We'd like to talk to you about your circumstances and identify a suitable pathway.

Please contact our admissions team and let us know a little more about your situation.

The qualifications listed below are Murdoch University's standard undergraduate admission requirements for international students. Any of these will allow you to gain direct entry into most Murdoch undergraduate degree programs.

Eligibility to apply

In addition to english proficiency , students should achieve at least one the following in order to be eligible to apply for a course with standard entry requirements:

GCE A-Level/STPM At least 7 points over the best 2 or 3 subjects at H2 level
WAUPP CPS of at least 54
International Baccalaureate (IB) Full IB Diploma awarded, score of at least 25
Australian ATAR An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70.00 or greater (indicative)
Indonesian SMU3 Score of 8
For Diploma and post-secondary graduates Successful completion of your Diploma or other recognised post-secondary qualification will usually allow you to direct entry to those Murdoch University programs that have standard entry requirements. Requests for advanced standing (credit and exemptions) will be assessed upon request.

Other qualifications are also accepted. To find out whether you qualify contact international@murdoch.edu.au

English proficiency

In order to gain admission to Murdoch University, students must satisfy Murdoch University English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements (pdf)

Other forms of English proficiency may be accepted. Please contact international@murdoch.edu.au to check your eligibility.