About Murdoch University
Murdoch University in Perth, Australia, is proud to have more than 24,000 students and 2,000 staff from across 90 different countries with a desire to discover, use their imaginations and ultimately make a difference.
It embraces free thinking and encourages its community to share ideas, pool knowledge and find new ways of thinking. Across Australia, Murdoch University is recognised for excellent teaching, ground-breaking research and high number of satisfied students.
In Western Australia, its South Street campus has a range of facilities including a comprehensive vet hospital (with WA’s only equine operating theatres), engineering pilot plant, a chiropractic clinic, Media Arts centre and more. They also have campuses in Singapore, opposite the National Library in the education hub, and in Dubai where students use state-of-the-art TV and radio studios, newsrooms and editing suites.
Total students: 24,000 (14% postgraduate)6
Year founded: 1973
Graduate Satisfaction & Employment
Murdoch University is rated below the average by its students, but graduates are earning well based on national average.
Overall satisfaction1: 78.4% (national average 83.0%)
Teaching quality rating2: 68.5% (national average 71.8%)
Skills improvement rating3: 73.8% (national average 79.7%)
Full-time employment4: 76.8% (national average 83.5%)
Median salary5: $80,000 (national average $80,000)
Employer satisfaction7: 78.5% (national average 84.0%)
Source: Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching
Applying for postgraduate study
You can apply for postgraduate coursework directly to Murdoch at any time of year. You'll need academic transcripts for assessment. To apply for some postgraduate courses, you’ll need extra documents, so make sure to look at the checklist for the course you are interested in.
More about Murdoch University
Murdoch University is recognised as one of Australia’s leading research institutions, as more industries place their belief and resources into its projects to provide its research candidates and scientists with the opportunity to make amazing discoveries.
Murdoch views the opportunity for its students to take part in some form of work-related experience as an essential form of learning integral to each of its courses. The University’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Program seeks to provide an important learning experience for students, while allowing them to demonstrate their graduate skills to employers.
- The percentage of graduates who expressed overall satisfaction with their course, based on an individual question in the CEQ.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed they experienced good teaching practices during their study.
- The percentage of graduates who agreed their studies had improved their generic skills.
- The proportion of graduates who were employed full-time four months after completing their course, as a percentage of those who were available for full-time employment.
- The median salary level of graduates who were in full-time employment.
- Department of Education and Training Higher Education Statistics.
- The extent to which employers were satisfied with graduates from Australian Catholic University, as per the 2017 Employer Satisfaction Survey.