Admission Information - Science

You can better understand the type of students that you will join at Murdoch by viewing the range of ATAR scores of applicants who have received offers, and the profile of all students that have commenced study within this course group.

The Science group contains the following courses:

B1317   Bachelor of Science
B1337   Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
B1357   Bachelor of Information Technology
B1374   Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine
B1375   Bachelor of Information Technology and Business
B1376   Bachelor of Science (Agricultural Sciences)
B1380   Bachelor of Science (Medical, Molecular and Forensic Sciences)
B1387   Bachelor of Engineering Technology
B1389   Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition


ATAR profile

The ATAR profile provides an indication of the range of applicants given offers in the last relevant admission period.

The following table contains raw ATAR data without adjustment factors alongside Selection Rank data, for students offered places in courses within this group in Semester 1 2020.

All ATAR-based offers onlyUnadjusted ATARsSelection Rank
Highest rank to receive an offer99.1099.10
Median rank to receive an offer78.7584.60
Lowest rank to receive an offer60.0563.70

Student profile

This table lists the likely peer cohort for students that commenced undergraduate study in courses within this group at Murdoch, and passed the census date in Semester 1 2020.

Applicant background
Commencing students
(course group)
Commencing students
(all students)
Higher education study231   (27.4%)1,150   (37.6%)
Vocational education and training (VET) study78   (9.3%)312   (10.2%)
Work and life experience59   (7.0%)194   (6.3%)
Recent secondary educationAdmitted solely on the basis of ATAR307   (36.5%)840   (27.5%)
Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were consideredN/AN/A
Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor42   (5.0%)210   (6.9%)
International students125   (14.9%)352   (11.5%)
All Students842   (100.0%)3,058   (100.0%)
N/A - Data not available for this item or not applicable for the relevant courses.
L/N - Low numbers: the number of students is <5.
N/P - Not published: number hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with <5 students