About the Digital Futures Academy

Murdoch’s Digital Futures Academy partners with industry and professions as the future of education to explore the technological impacts across multiple disciplines, from fintech and gaming, to bioinformatics and computational and systems medicine to law technology and business analytics.

The Digital Futures Academy’s focus in the delivery of innovative and industry-led courses to train the technologists of the future. The Academy brings the best of academia and industry together to offer teaching and learning in the digital world, including the utilisation of evolving technologies to provide solutions to complex societal and industrial problems. The Digital Futures Academy will be a platform to position Perth as a global learning hub for digital futures


Creating the workforce of the future

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The Murdoch University Digital Futures Academy will pioneer the development of a reimagined educational experience that embraces learners from around the globe.

By bringing industry and professions into the heart of education – through the co-design and delivery of content – Academy learners will have access to relevant and in-demand knowledge and skills.

Learners will have more options than ever before, with the opportunity to tailor their education through degree-level awards and micro-credentialled short courses.

The Digital Futures Academy will cater for upskilling, re-skilling and re-deployment to provide an educational platform that prepares learners for the future of work and grow with their multi-disciplinary careers.


Founding partner

To launch the Digital Futures Academy, Murdoch University is proud to welcome global technology leader Cisco as our founding partner.

This partnership will harness the power of creative thought and collaboration to deliver impact in education and technology that transforms lives, careers and the environments in which we live, work and learn.

Murdoch with Cisco will develop and deliver co-badged courses to help create the workforce of the future through as well as transformational infrastructure projects, such as Smart Cities, to help build more sustainable and efficient communities.

As part of this partnership, we’ve launched the free online short course, Architecture of the IoT. This self-paced course consists of 6 modules and is designed as an introductory IoT course to help explore your interests in the field and find out which areas most interest you.

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Learning in innovative facilities

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Murdoch University’s proposed vertical campus in the Perth CBD will be the fulcrum for the Digital Futures Academy delivering learning experiences, in-person and online, to meet the jobs of the future in Perth and around the world.

The campus will be used to facilitate stronger connections with industry, government and business; offer alternative learning opportunities; and foster innovation through new activations and learning experiences.


Interested in partnering with us?

Contact us to find out more about the Digital Futures Academy and how we might be able to partner together.

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