Office of Curriculum and Academic Policy

Curriculum Diagnostics

The curriculum diagnostic is a central component of Murdoch University’s internal quality assurance processes and continuous improvement framework and affects all undergraduate and postgraduate coursework courses. An overview of the curriculum diagnostic process can be found here.

Besides this internal driver, there is also external impetus in that having such a process is a requirement of the Higher Education Standards Framework to which Murdoch must adhere to ensure it maintains registration with the higher education regulator, TEQSA. Additionally, the demonstration of a regular cycle of curriculum review is a frequent requirement of bodies that accredit the University’s professional courses.

The curriculum diagnostic gives Colleges the opportunity to review periodically their course offerings in the light of a rapidly changing environment with the intention of identifying areas for improvement. Courses are examined using institutional data and recommendations made on how they can be better designed to meet the needs of students and industry in a competitive market. Reference to the curriculum diagnostic can be found in Murdoch’s Curriculum Policy located on the Policy and Procedure Manager (PPM).

The Curriculum Diagnostic Procedure is also on the PPM.

Murdoch University academics reflect on their experiences of the curriculum diagnostic process in the video below.

The following curriculum diagnostics have been undertaken since the pilot review in December 2017.

B1391
H1257
MJ-ANH
MJ-ANS
MJ-CPS
H1257
H1272
Bachelor of Agricultural Science
Bachelor of Science Honours
Animal Health
Animal Science
Crop and Pasture Science
Bachelor of Science Honours
Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science Honours
June 2022

B1374
B1380

C1137
G1062
G1079
M1268

Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences)
Graduate Certificate in Energy and Carbon Studies
Graduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment
Graduate Diploma in Energy and Carbon Studies
Master of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
November 2021
B1368
M1284
B1356
BH-PHIL
MJ-ECWA
MJ-GPOL
MJ-HSTA
MJ-INDA
MJ-JPNA
MJ-OP-COD
MJ-OP-IAD
MJ-SOC
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy
English and Creative Writing
Global Politics and Policy
History
Indonesian
Japanese
Community Development
International Aid and Development
Sociology
August 2021

BH-BIOM
BH-FBT
MJ-GMB
B1342
B1343
B1344

C1109
G1086
M1220
M1294

Biomedical Science
Forensic Biology and Toxicology
Genetics and Molecular Biology
Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Creative Media
Bachelor of Communication / Bachelor of Creative Media
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Science in Information Technology

May 2021

C1118

C1127
C1129
G1053
M1210

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Assessment and Management
Graduate Certificate in Environmental Science
Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Administration
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Science
Master of Environmental Science
November 2020
M1122
M1223
M1232
Master of Veterinary Studies in Conservation Medicine
Master of Veterinary Clinical Studies
Master of Wildlife Health and Conservation
November 2020
C1131

G1085

M1255
M1292
Graduate Certificate in Forensic Science (Professional Practice)
Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science (Professional Practice)
Master of Forensic Science (Professional Practice)
Master of Forensic Science (Professional Practice and Research)
November 2020
D1073
M1156
M1238
Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Master of Applied Psychology in Clinical Psychology
Master of Applied Psychology (Professional)
October 2020
G1071
G1074
M1277
Graduate Diploma in Web Communication
Graduate Diploma in Games and Apps Production
Master of Communication
June 2020
C1135
C1143
M1194
M1195
M1214
M1266
Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development
Graduate Certificate in Public Administration
Master of Public Policy and Management
Master of Development Studies
Master of Sustainable Development
Master of International Affairs and Security
June 2020
C1025
C1138

M1041
M1233
D1017
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education
Graduate Certificate in Education (International Education)
Master of Philosophy (Education)
Master of Education (Research)
Doctor of Education
November 2019
C1107
G1061
M1131
M1212
Graduate Certificate in Community Development
Graduate Diploma in Community Development
Master of Arts in Community Development
Master of Community Development
November 2019
C1120
G1064
G1072
M1026
M1216
Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Asian Studies
Graduate Diploma in Asian Language
Master of Arts in Asian Studies
Master of Asian Studies
November 2019
C1111
G1055
M1143
G1081
Graduate Certificate in Counselling
Graduate Diploma in Counselling
Master of Counselling
Creative Arts Therapies
October 2019

M1237

C1088

G1047

M1172/M1219

M1248

Master of Food Security

Graduate Certificate in Plant Biosecurity

Graduate Diploma in Plant Biosecurity

Master of Plant Biosecurity

Master of Biosecurity

October 2019
M1031/M1198/M1208 Master of Education (Coursework) March 2019

B1003/B1359/B1367/B1318

B1157

B1316/B1356

B1302

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Tourism

Tourism and Events

Tourism and Events Management

March 2019
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Early childhood and Primary Education
- Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education
- Primary Teaching
February 2019
B1330 Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Veterinary Biology and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) February 2019
B1355 Bachelor of Nursing September 2018
B1317
B1317
B1317
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)
Bachelor of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)
Bachelor of Science (Physics and Nanotechnology)
July 2018
B1205

B1317
Bachelor of Science Information Technology majors (TNE Teach Out)
Bachelor of Science Information Technology majors
July 2018
B1338
B1339
H1256
H1257
G1058
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology Honours)
Bachelor of Science (Psychology Honours)
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
April 2018
M1256
M1213
M1273
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Human Recourse Management (MHRM)
Master of Professional Accounting (MPA)
April 2018
B1321
B1340
B1311
B1324
B1325
B1326
H1246
Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Laws (graduate entry)
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Criminology
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Laws + Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
February 2018

B1274

B1331

Bachelor of Science + Bachelor of Chiropractic (Teach Out)
Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) + Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic

Pilot review in December 2017