Study Abroad in Perth, Australia

Study Abroad in Perth: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses include: Asian Studies, Australian and Indigenous Studies, animal science, anthropology, biology, business, communications, criminology, ecology, economics, ecotourism, English and creative writing, environmental sciences, events management, exercise physiology, film, forensic biology, games art and design, history, hospitality and tourism management, journalism, law, marine science, mathematics, media and mass communications, nursing, philosophy, photography, politics and international studies, psychology, public relations, social science, sociology, sports science, sustainability, theater and dance, theology.

Program Options

Full Curriculum means that students can choose any course available on Murdoch University’s curriculum subject to prerequisites.

The program is designed for students wishing to study in Australia and choose courses from across the University’s entire curriculum in a wide range of disciplines including business, communications, criminology, economics, ecotourism, environmental science, hospitality and tourism management and psychology.

Special courses in Asian Studies and Australian and Indigenous Studies are also available. These courses will give you a deeper awareness and appreciation of Australia’s history and culture, past and present and an understanding of this region of the world.

Courses are worth 3 points each and are equivalent to 4 U.S. semester credits. The minimum course load is three for a recommended 12 semester credits. The maximum course load is 4; however, students are advised to take no more than 3 since the workload per course is heavier than in the U.S.

No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/fail options are not available.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester up to 16 2.5 GPA

The Certificate Program enables students to specialize in a specific study area, taking a minimum of three 3-credit courses in that area. Students may then take one additional course either within the same field or in a different one. In addition to a regular transcript, students who successfully complete at least 3 courses from one of a list of specializations receive a certificate which recognizes their commitment to their specialist academic area.

Areas of study eligible for the Specialized Certificate Program include Business and Marketing, Communication and Creative Arts, Conservation and Animal Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Sustainability, Global Perspectives, Information Technology, Law, Psychology and Sport and Health Science.

No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/fail options are not available.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester up to 16 2.5 GPA

Choose this optional program before your semester in Perth begins and learn about the indigenous Fijian culture while exploring all that this paradise island has to offer. The Pacific Studies Program is geared towards giving students a basic understanding of the cultures, art and way of life of the Pacific Island countries and the challenges they face over the influences of technology and globalization. This program is subject to a minimum enrollment of 5 students.

Learn more about the Pacific Studies Program in Fiji

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester 1 2.5 GPA

Murdoch University if offering study abroad students with an interest in Exercise Science the opportunity to take an unpaid, for credit internship as part of their course load.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester 4 2.5 GPA

Murdoch University

Murdoch in Perth, Western Australia, is a public university with a culturally diverse and vibrant student body of 22,000 students including over 3,000 international students. It offers a wide range of courses across many disciplines including some subjects you won’t necessarily find at home such as Australian and Indigenous Studies, Asian Studies and Marine Science. A study abroad experience at Murdoch University will give you the opportunity to broaden your academic horizons while enriching your student experience with opportunities such as a 9-day outback camping trip and unique social and cultural events.