School of Engineering and IT



Mathematics and Statistics

As a career, engineering offers so many different avenues of discovery. From instrumentation and control to renewable energy, Murdoch has a wide range of specialisations. We understand that it may take a little bit of time to work out what stream suits you best. That's why our first year offers a variety of engineering units to open your mind and help you make a more reasoned choice of career. A number of specialisations are available, including Electrical Power Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Engineering and Commerce, Engineering and Science, Engineering Technology,Extractive Metallurgy, Industrial Computer Systems Engineering, Instrumentation and Control Engineering, Medical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering. Murdoch Mathematics and Statistics students concentrate on the areas of mathematical modelling and applied statistics with a view to applying these methods and techniques in the fields of environmental science, engineering, health science, commerce and industry. You will have the opportunity to graduate as a practical mathematician or statistician, complete with technical skills and the understanding on how best to apply modern uses of statistics and mathematics in professional arenas. Students are encouraged to combine these qualifications with other areas of study where mathematical and statistical competencies can be applied.


Information Technology

Explore classical and modern physics within the School of Engineering and Information Technology. Our students gain the skills and knowledge to participate in the creation of new materials for the medical, engineering, energy and telecommunications sectors. The School provides nanotechnology laboratories and state of the art equipment to help develop students with invaluable practical experience.

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Our School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses for future and existing IT professionals. We focus on providing students with the technical knowledge and competencies for a successful career in the space, in addition to developing students' appreciation for other business disciplines and IT's relation to them. Our School limits class sizes and facilitates easy access to teaching staff to help students progress effectively through comprehensive courses, which are accredited to the Professional level with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Energy Studies

Extractive Metallurgy

Open to students of any discipline, Energy Study courses, focusing on sustainable energy, cover a broad range of topics related to energy production and use. You'll explore technical, social and environmental aspects of energy including energy economics and policy. Practical training with experts in state of the art research and teaching facilities at Murdoch University will prepare you for an employment in private and governmental sectors. Experience gained in the topic of renewable energy is particularly relevant to the gaining employment in the growing renewable energy industry in the Asia-Pacific countries and other international regions. In addition, the knowledge obtained through our courses will allow you to engage in fundamental and applied scientific research in energy.

Explore the practical processes of mineral extraction, as you build your knowledge of the mining industry and metal markets. Learn about the design, commissioning and operation of metal plants, geological processes and plate tectonics, as well as the origin and mineralogical characteristics of principle ore types. The skills and knowledge you gain will also open doors to a multitude of opportunities in the mining industry and allied industries including oil and gas, chemical engineering, mineral processing and processing consulting here around the world.


Chemistry is all around us and affects all aspects of our lives, from our own basic bodily responses to the very complex and dynamic compounds of the planet we live on. Chemistry is concerned with all aspects of molecules, their physical and chemical properties, their composition and structure, and their synthesis and use in the 21st century.