As a Study Abroad or Exchange student, you can choose from hundreds of Murdoch subjects, called ‘units’.

You’ll study three or four different units each semester, with every unit worth 3 credit points.

Due to Australian Government student visa requirements, you need to enrol in at least 9 credit points per semester.

Before you apply, discuss what you intend to study at Murdoch with your home university, and check if there are any credit approval or transfer forms you need to complete.

Choosing your units

Due to the degree of specialisation in the Australian education system, it is a good idea for you to take first and second year level units during your time at Murdoch, even if you are a third year student.

Third year units are available to Study Abroad and Exchange students, however you must satisfy the prerequisite study requirements.

At Murdoch, there is an emphasis on self-directed study outside of the classroom. Most units involve on-campus lectures, with additional tutorials and laboratories.

Additionally, students are expected to carry out supplementary study with the assistance of Murdoch’s online Learning Management System (LMS) and tutorial direction.

Search our Handbook to find a list of units to study or look at our guide to finding units.

Some of the units we offer include:

If you have any questions about unit availability, please contact our advisors.

Short courses

We also offer two intensive short courses, Tropical Marine Biology, and Story Telling in Australia, both of which offer you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful places Australia has to offer.

What will your study at Murdoch be worth back home?

Our full-time study load of 9 to 12 credit points should be considered full-time at your home university.

Murdoch credit pointsEuropean ECTSUS Credits
3 Murdoch credit points
(1 unit/class/course)
9 Murdoch credit points
(3 units/classes/courses)
12 Murdoch credit points
(4 units/classes/courses)

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