Murdoch Horizons Year 12 Summer School

If you're starting your year 12 studies in 2020, our bespoke, three-week Horizons Summer School will help you maximise your year 12 results and kick-start your university degree.


The Murdoch Horizons Summer School prepares students who are transitioning from year 11 to year 12 for their year 12 studies. Over three weeks, you’ll participate in lectures, workshops and labs to experience university life and study.

Why attend?

  • Prepare for year 12: Each unit will explore new perspectives, learning strategies and knowledge for your year 12 studies.
  • Receive credit towards a Murdoch degree: On completing the program, you'll receive a certificate and three points of credit towards a Murdoch degree, which is the equivalent of one subject or unit.
  • Complete a university-level subject while you're still at school: When you start at university, you'll feel right at home in your new surroundings.
  • Meet new people and study in state-of-the-art facilities: You'll work in small groups to address real-world problems under the guidance of internationally renowned lecturers and academics, together with mentoring from experienced Murdoch students.

Choose from a range of units

As part of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a range of units that explore different topics and subject areas.

Social sciences unit: HOR101 Freedom in the Age of the Internet
Across the globe, the internet has given us access to more information and more choice than we’ve ever had before. This unit will explore whether this flow of information means we are freer as a society, and whether our society is more equal, open and understanding as a result.

Science unit: HOR102 Disease Detectives
You’ll work as a disease detective, using modern laboratory methods, equipment and research skills to explore emerging diseases. See how disease detectives investigate epidemics and solve problems to identify microbes and reduce the damage caused by disease. You’ll learn about how living conditions, changing ecosystems and travel all contribute to the spread of disease.

Business unit: HOR103 Business as a Force for Good
Informed consumers expect more from business. This unit looks at how business can be a force for good by addressing green procurement, modern slavery and ethical supply chains as well as looking at new models for business, social licence to operate and their role in global development.

Engineering unit: HOR104 Murdoch Roboteers
As a Murdoch Roboteer you will build a robot to perform a task related to those constructed in the FRC (FIRST Robotic Competition) worldwide high school competition. You will be presented with an FRC robotic design problem and with the support of FRC team mentors you will use CAD, 3D printing computers and a range of workshop facilities and power tools to design, prototype, program and fabricate a robot able to perform the selected task.

The details

Provisional dates & timesRegistrations open 23 September 2019.
Registrations close Friday 13 December 2019.

Horizon program dates:
Monday 6 January to Friday 24 January 2020.
Presentation of Murdoch Horizons Certificates will be on Friday 24 January 2020.

Classes will run between 9:30am and 4pm at Murdoch’s Perth Campus.
Note: these dates are provisional and subject to change.
Cost$450
Fully funded scholarships are available to equity students and students from Murdoch RISE Schools.
EligibilityAll students undertaking year 12 studies in 2020 are welcome to attend Horizons Summer School.
There are no pre-requisites.

If you would like to know more, please register below for updates and we’ll be in touch as more details are confirmed.

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