Choose your TISC preferences

Getting your TISC preferences right is really important, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Here are some tips to give you the best chance of getting into the course you want.


You can choose up to six courses when you apply through TISC. Your choice of courses and the order you put them in can make a big difference in whether you get into the course you want.

Follow your passion

Advice from friends and family can be helpful, but you will get more out of your time at university if you study something that you're passionate about.

Put down what you’d most like to do as your first preference, regardless of the required ATAR score. If you play it safe, you may get stuck with a course you don’t really want to do and risk missing out on the course you do want.

Check out our course pages to get started.

Create a pathway

If you have your heart set on one course, choose lower preference courses that can lead into it.

For example, if you want to be a vet, your first preference should be Veterinary Science. However, it’s possible to transfer to vet after you have completed a year of science at Murdoch, so you could choose courses such as Animal Science or Animal Health for your lower preferences.

This way, if you miss out on your first preference you can start out studying in a related field before moving into the course you want to do, keeping you on the right path to your chosen career.

Have a safety net

Choose a course that you’re pretty sure you can get into as one of your lower preferences, to reduce the risk of missing out. It’s easier to change courses and even universities once you’ve started, especially if you do well in your first semester.

Consider a double major

You may be able to add a second major to your course after you have been accepted for one major. For instance, you could combine Games Art & Design with a business major to broaden your career opportunities.

Talk to us

We’re here to help. If you want to talk about your TISC preferences or find out more about which of our courses lead to other study pathways, get in touch with us or visit our Student Centre.

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If you’ve decided what to study and know the entry requirements for your course, take the next step and apply to Murdoch.

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