Undergraduate major

Global Challenges

Learn to envision, shape and prepare for future changes in society and industry. This course brings together future forecasting, entrepreneurship and innovation, politics, history, philosophy, economics, sustainability, design and IT to study societal problems and future trends.

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Murdoch code

MJ-GC

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Selection rank

70

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Overview

This unique major will provide you with the ability to identify and understand social and industry trends that will reshape the world in coming decades and allow you to develop the capabilities necessary to succeed in a reshaped society. You will learn to use forecasting and research skills to create visions of the future and learn about the opportunities and challenges we will face. Developing these skills will help you when it comes to deciding what kind of future we should pursue, and how we can get there.

You’ll learn about the challenges facing life on the planet, and how our present and past thinking, relating to social and political change, are part of the solutions being advanced by leading thinkers across multiple industries. You will also gain experience with digital platforms and technologies that are shaping the future of work.

3 reasons to study Global Challenges at Murdoch

  1. Learn critical thinking and data analytic skills identified by employers as two of the most important attributes for the future workforce.
  2. Undertake internships through our dedicated Work Integrated Learning program.
  3. Develop forecasting, agility and disposition skills that will equip you for the world of work in an age of rapid change and technological disruption.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • What work, relationships and leisure will be like in the future, and what knowledge and skills you’ll need to succeed in the future.
  • What are the key challenges and opportunities for people, business and government in the future.
  • How to invigorate traditional jobs with the technology and ideas of the future.
  • How to work in an environment in which the lines between industries are becoming blurred.
  • How the convergence of four technologies − SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) – is driving business innovation.
  • How foresight, design thinking and analytics can help us anticipate and influence change in the future.

Your future career

When you graduate you could find yourself working in the government sector, in established and emerging businesses, in consultancies and in the not-for-profit sector. Careers could include:

  • Business and Government Relationship Analyst
  • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
  • Policy Adviser (non-profit sector, local/state government)
  • Content Producer for New Media
  • Policy Analyst
  • Systems Thinking Expert
  • Media Foresight Strategist
  • Innovation Adviser

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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