Murdoch University: Statistics



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#681 of 14,131 In the World
#33 of 59 In Oceania
#27 of 40 In Australia
#36 of 1,957 For Veterinary
Top50% For 182 other topics
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Acceptance rate

* Murdoch University is among the institutions that don't provide data on acceptance rates. This might happen because the university has programs where applicants only need to meet admission requirements to enroll and don't necessarily compete with others.

We estimate the above acceptance rate based on admission statistics of closely ranked nearby universities with similar research profiles that do publish such data.

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Admissions RequirementsDemonstrated merit and evidence of suitability for a university education. Western Australian school leavers must demonstrate competence in English or English literature and obtain a sufficiently high Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) score.
Academic CalendarFebruary to December (Semesters: February - June; August-November. Trimesters: January-April; May-August; August-December)
Full time employee1,641
Student:staff ratio14:1

Research profile

Murdoch University is a world-class research university with 26,340 scientific papers published and 608,548 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Chemistry, Ecology, Engineering, Computer Science, Geology, and Genetics.


Murdoch University majors

by publication & citation count

17,683 / 479,974
Environmental Science
15,154 / 384,143
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
13,170 / 277,489
12,523 / 324,859
12,037 / 338,387
9,629 / 283,770
9,573 / 221,597
Computer Science
8,676 / 186,002
8,462 / 240,621
8,432 / 258,495
8,421 / 184,768
8,118 / 250,842
Geography and Cartography
7,219 / 162,296
Political Science
7,087 / 131,030
6,877 / 153,896
6,703 / 128,571
6,415 / 141,801
5,995 / 179,695
Organic Chemistry
5,434 / 136,539
5,391 / 144,894
5,305 / 96,489
Quantum and Particle physics
5,206 / 115,408
5,065 / 97,737
4,600 / 137,809
4,356 / 91,097
4,223 / 75,893
4,063 / 80,086
Materials Science
3,678 / 88,366
3,516 / 66,850
3,137 / 99,524
2,976 / 62,554
Agricultural Science
2,873 / 70,286
2,837 / 62,479
Public Health
2,818 / 89,657
2,705 / 47,084
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,694 / 48,428
2,510 / 79,022
Art & Design
2,433 / 42,059
2,156 / 47,892
2,095 / 60,979

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 221 984
1992 196 995
1993 245 1331
1994 260 1295
1995 228 1522
1996 284 1683
1997 320 2150
1998 278 2221
1999 327 2569
2000 374 2932
2001 409 3510
2002 427 4185
2003 477 5606
2004 456 5925
2005 505 6964
2006 514 8444
2007 511 9875
2008 562 11207
2009 737 12607
2010 658 14490
2011 748 16869
2012 763 19213
2013 875 21987
2014 981 23851
2015 1088 26170
2016 1264 27556
2017 1385 30328
2018 1396 34946
2019 1488 42494
2020 1572 50799
2021 1658 61531
2022 1642 66289
2023 1622 68554
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Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Murdoch University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes TBD
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes TBD
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes TBD
Medicine Yes Yes TBD
Physics Yes Yes TBD
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor Degree Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Business Computing, Chiropractic, Communication Studies, Criminology, Data Processing, Engineering, Environmental Management, Food Science, Health Education, Information Technology, Laboratory Techniques, Law, Media Studies, Nursing, Physical Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Secondary Education, Small Business, Sports, Veterinary Science
Bachelor Honours Degree Business and Commerce, Communication Studies, Criminology, Law, Media Studies, Natural Sciences, Psychology, Sports
Graduate Certificate/Diploma Adult Education, Art Therapy, Artificial Intelligence, Business Administration, Business Computing, Computer Networks, Criminology, Education, Energy Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Health Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law, Management, Metallurgical Engineering, Plant and Crop Protection, Public Administration, Vocational Education
Master Degree Accountancy, Art Therapy, Biological and Life Sciences, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Criminology, Development Studies, Education, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Management, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Health Administration, Human Resources, Information Technology, Law, Leadership, Primary Education, Psychology, Public Administration, Secondary Education, Social Work, Sports
Doctoral Degree Arts and Humanities, Clinical Psychology, Education, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Veterinary Science

Murdoch University alumni

  1. Adam Bandt

    Adam Bandt
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1972-.. (age 52)

    Adam Paul Bandt is an Australian politician and former industrial lawyer who is the leader of the Australian Greens and federal MP for Melbourne. Previously, he served as co-deputy leader of the Greens from 2012 to 2015 and 2017 to 2020. He was elected leader following the resignation of Richard Di Natale in February 2020.

  2. Walden Bello

    Walden Bello
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1945-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in Murdoch University
    Graduated with honorary doctorate
    political economistpolitician

    Walden Flores Bello is a Filipino academic who served as a member of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. He is an international adjunct professor at Binghamton University, professor of sociology and public administration at the University of the Philippines Diliman, and executive director of regional policy think-tank Focus on the Global South. Bello is also the founder and chairperson of the left-wing alliance Laban ng Masa. (lit. Fight of the Masses)

  3. Basil Zempilas

    Basil Zempilas
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1971-.. (age 53)
    sports commentatorAustralian rules football player

    Basil Anthony Zempilas is an Australian television and radio presenter, sports commentator and politician based in Perth, Western Australia. Zempilas presented sport until 2022 on Seven News Perth, Monday to Thursday and from January 2014 until 11 December 2020 co-hosted Perth radio station 6PR's breakfast program with Steve Mills. He is also a member of the Seven Network's AFL football commentary team. Zempilas has commentated on the Olympics and several other major sporting events, was formerly with radio station 92.9 in Perth and has previously been a co-host of Weekend Sunrise. In 2020, Zempilas was elected Lord Mayor of Perth.

  4. Madison de Rozario

    Madison de Rozario
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1993-.. (age 31)
    athletics competitor

    Madison de Rozario, is an Australian Paralympic athlete and wheelchair racer who specialises in middle and long-distance events. She competed at the 2008 Beijing, 2012 London, 2016 Rio and 2020 Tokyo Summer Paralympics, winning two gold medals, three silver and a bronze. She has also won ten medals (three gold, three silver and four bronze) at the World Para Athletics Championships and four gold at the Commonwealth Games. De Rozario holds the world record in the Women's 800m T53 and formerly in the Women's 1500m T53/54.

All 31 notable alumni

Murdoch University faculties and divisions

College : Arts, Business, Law and Social Sciences Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Business Computing, Communication Studies, Criminology, Development Studies, Health Administration, Human Resources, Journalism, Law, Leadership, Management, Media Studies, Philosophy, Public Administration, Public Relations, Small Business, Social Sciences, Social Work, Writing
College : Science, Health, Engineering and Education Adult Education, Agricultural Business, Agriculture, Art Therapy, Artificial Intelligence, Biological and Life Sciences, Chiropractic, Clinical Psychology, Communication Studies, Computer Networks, Data Processing, Education, Educational Administration, Energy Engineering, Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Management, Food Science, Forensic Medicine and Dentistry, Health Administration, Health Education, Humanities and Social Science Education, Information Technology, International and Comparative Education, Mathematics Education, Metallurgical Engineering, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Physical Education, Plant and Crop Protection, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Psychology, Science Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, Sports, Toxicology, Vocational Education
School : Business Accountancy, Agricultural Business, Banking, Business Administration, Business and Commerce, Business Computing, Commercial Law, Development Studies, Environmental Management, Finance, Health Administration, Hotel Management, Human Resources, Information Technology, International Business, Leadership, Management, Marketing, Public Administration, Small Business
School : Law Criminology, Law, Psychology
School : Veterinary Science Veterinary Science

General information

Alternative names Murdoch
Founded 1975

Location and contacts

Address 90 South Street
Murdoch, Western Australia, 6150
City population 4,000

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