University preparation courses

Standard requirements apply to all undergraduate and postgraduate courses except those with specific or higher requirements.

For academic requirements and Australian and overseas qualifications that may meet English requirements, check the individual course pages.

A successfully completed approved Foundation result may be considered only if it has been completed within two (2) years prior to the date the applicant will start the course at Murdoch University. This limitation period does not apply to applicants who:

  1. Meet the minimum institutional English language requirements AND
  2. Can show evidence that they have used English as the primary mode of communication in the time between achieving the English Language Competency and commencing studies at Murdoch University (this can be shown by producing evidence that they have been studying and/or working in a country where English is the official language).

*Recognised English-speaking countries include Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Standard requirements

InstitutionQualificationMinimum requirements
University Foundation or Preparation Programs (from English-speaking countries)*Successful completion of an 8-12 month foundation program leading to a Bachelor degreeSuccessful completion of the Foundation program
Canning CollegeCertificate IV in University Access Program (UAP)Successful completion of Cert IV UAP
Edith Cowan UniversityUniversity Preparation Course (UPC)Minimum C grade in General English or the Equivalent
HELP University MalaysiaFoundation Program in Arts or ScienceSuccessful completion with a Credit (65 - 75%) grade in the core English subjects
Murdoch Institute of TechnologyMurdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC)Successful completion of the MUPC
MUPC (1 trimester)Successful completion of the 'Introduction to Academic Communication' unit
Foundation StudiesSuccessful completion of the MIT Foundation Studies
Murdoch UniversityMurdoch University Foundation ProgramAt least 70% (distinction) in both FDN022 and FDN025
K-TrackSuccessful completion of the K-Track Program
Kulbardi WangkinySuccessful completion of the Kulbardi Wangkiny course
FlexiTrackSuccessful completion of the FlexiTrack course
OnTrack SprintSuccessful completion of the OnTrack Sprint course
OnTrackSuccessful completion of the OnTrack course
WAUFP CollegesWestern Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP)A score of 50% in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS)

Higher requirements

These undergraduate courses have specific or higher English requirements.

  • Education
    Institution Qualification Minimum requirements
    University Foundation or Preparation Programs (from English-speaking countries)* Successful completion of an 8-12 month foundation program leading to a Bachelor degree Does not meet English for direct entry
    Canning College Certificate IV in University Access Program (UAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Edith Cowan University University Preparation Course (UPC) Does not meet English for direct entry
    HELP University Malaysia Foundation Program in Arts or Science Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) Does not meet English for direct entry
    MUPC (1 trimester) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Foundation Studies Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch University Murdoch University Foundation Program Does not meet English for direct entry
    K-Track Successful Completion of the K-Track Program
    Kulbardi Wangkiny Does not meet English for direct entry
    FlexiTrack Successful Completion of the FlexiTrack course
    OnTrack Sprint Successful Completion of the OnTrack Sprint course
    OnTrack Successful Completion of the OnTrack Course
    WAUFP Colleges Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP) Does not meet English for direct entry
  • Law
    Institution Qualification Minimum requirements
    University Foundation or Preparation Programs (from English-speaking countries)* Successful completion of an 8-12 month foundation program leading to a Bachelor degree Successful completion with a 75% average
    Canning College Certificate IV in University Access Program (UAP) Successful completion with min 65% in the Academic Communication Modules A & B
    Edith Cowan University University Preparation Course (UPC) Minimum A grade in General English or the Equivalent
    HELP University Malaysia Foundation Program in Arts or Science Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) Completion with an average of 78%
    MUPC (1 trimester) Min 70% in the 'Introduction to Academic Communication' unit
    Foundation Studies Completion of the MIT Foundation Studies with a min average of 78%
    Murdoch University Murdoch University Foundation Program Does not meet English for direct entry
    K-Track Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kulbardi Wangkiny Does not meet English for direct entry
    FlexiTrack Does not meet English for direct entry
    OnTrack Sprint Does not meet English for direct entry
    OnTrack Does not meet English for direct entry
    WAUFP Colleges Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP) A score of 50% in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS)
  • Nursing
    Institution Qualification Minimum requirements
    University Foundation or Preparation Programs (from English-speaking countries)* Successful completion of an 8-12 month foundation program leading to a Bachelor degree Does not meet English for direct entry
    Canning College Certificate IV in University Access Program (UAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Edith Cowan University University Preparation Course (UPC) Does not meet English for direct entry
    HELP University Malaysia Foundation Program in Arts or Science Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) Does not meet English for direct entry
    MUPC (1 trimester) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Foundation Studies Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch University Murdoch University Foundation Program Does not meet English for direct entry
    K-Track Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kulbardi Wangkiny Does not meet English for direct entry
    FlexiTrack Successful completion AND have attended a satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in a recognised *English-speaking country, including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12
    OnTrack Sprint Successful completion AND have attended a satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in a recognised *English-speaking country, including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12
    OnTrack Successful completion AND have attended a satisfactorily completed at least 6 years of primary and secondary education taught and assessed in English in a recognised *English-speaking country, including at least 2 years between years 7 and 12
    WAUFP Colleges Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP) Does not meet English for direct entry
  • Veterinary Science
    Institution Qualification Minimum requirements
    University Foundation or Preparation Programs (from English-speaking countries)* Successful completion of an 8-12 month foundation program leading to a Bachelor degree Successful Completion with a 85% average
    Canning College Certificate IV in University Access Program (UAP) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Edith Cowan University University Preparation Course (UPC) Does not meet English for direct entry
    HELP University Malaysia Foundation Program in Arts or Science Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch Institute of Technology Murdoch University Preparation Course (MUPC) Does not meet English for direct entry
    MUPC (1 trimester) Does not meet English for direct entry
    Foundation Studies Does not meet English for direct entry
    Murdoch University Murdoch University Foundation Program Does not meet English for direct entry
    K-Track Does not meet English for direct entry
    Kulbardi Wangkiny Does not meet English for direct entry
    FlexiTrack Does not meet English for direct entry
    OnTrack Sprint Does not meet English for direct entry
    OnTrack Does not meet English for direct entry
    WAUFP Colleges Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP) A score of 75% in English Lanuage and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS)
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