School of Engineering and Information Technology Double Majors
Discoveries in physics, chemistry, mathematics and statistics have been expanding our understanding of the world. This fundamental knowledge informs and enables new developments in engineering and information technology, which in many ways shape the way we live. All these areas are advancing rapidly, often in response to increasingly complex problems facing the world.
The solution of these complex problems usually requires crucial knowledge from more than one discipline area. In order to help train the multidisciplinary leaders of the future, Murdoch University has developed a range of targeted double majors. These double majors will give you the skills for interesting careers, the flexibility to go wherever your career takes you, and, importantly, the unique breadth of knowledge needed to tackle the complex problems ahead of us all.
The School of Engineering and Information Technology has three parts – physical & mathematical sciences, engineering and information technology – each with five or more majors which can be combined to produce a tailored course that suits your needs.
Science Double Majors (3 Years)
In the School of Engineering and Information Technology, the physical & mathematical sciences comprise the five majors: chemistry, mineral science, physics & nanotechnology, mathematics & statistics and engineering technology. For each major, the curriculum has been developed in close consultation with university and industry experts to provide students with knowledge, insight and skills in the area, and also the ability to transfer the skills to other areas.
By choosing to combine two majors in a double major, you will broaden your knowledge base and have an edge in finding employment and succeeding in your chosen career. This career may be one where you will be tackling the complex problems mentioned above. The structure of the majors is such that in most cases it is possible to complete a double major in 3 years full-time. Popular double major combinations are shown below.
Information Technology Double Majors (3 Years)
The School of Engineering and Information Technology recognises that for Information Technology graduates to succeed, they require a skill set that integrates technical, organisational and communication skills. The School has responded with innovative, dynamic and industry-relevant curricula and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for future and existing information technology professionals, both in Perth and transnationally in Singapore and Dubai. Our majors include Cyber Forensics and Information Security, Games Technology, Internetworking and Security, Mobile and Web Application Development and Games Software Design and Production, in addition to Business Information Systems and Computer Science majors.
Our courses focus on providing students with the technical knowledge and competencies for a successful information technology career. Our undergraduate majors all include a common core that supports course flexibility, enabling you to add majors easily. All of our majors can be taken as part of a double major, usually within 3 years full time, giving you a competitive advantage in your career.
Engineering Double Majors (4 Years)
Electrical Power Engineering + Renewable Energy Engineering
Instrumentation and Control Engineering + Industrial Computer Systems Engineering
Electrical Power Engineering + Industrial Computer Systems Engineering
Murdoch University offers 4 majors in the discipline of Electrical Engineering: Electrical Power, Instrumentation and Control, Industrial Computer Systems and Renewable Energy. The first two years are common for all four of these majors. In years 3 and 4, each major includes 5 core units and 5 electives. Students can choose to take all the core units of a second major as their elective units, which will enable them to graduate with a double major. The choices shown above represent the 3 most popular combinations of double majors but any two from the 4 can be combined.
Most students who have taken an electrical engineering major choose to take a second major, since a double major provides students with much wider career opportunities after graduation.
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