Murdoch University: Statistics

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#677 of 14,131 In the World
#32 of 59 In Oceania
#26 of 40 In Australia
#38 of 1,734 For Veterinary
Top50% For 177 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 23,262 scientific papers published and 522,840 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Environmental Science, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Ecology, Computer Science, Genetics, and Physics.


Murdoch University majors

by publication & citation count

15,327 / 400,574
Environmental Science
13,166 / 318,736
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
11,341 / 223,760
10,781 / 268,686
10,444 / 287,713
8,288 / 179,820
8,263 / 233,125
Computer Science
7,363 / 151,032
7,341 / 222,237
7,244 / 153,590
7,240 / 196,614
7,042 / 211,907
Geography and Cartography
6,220 / 131,698
Political Science
6,067 / 99,201
5,950 / 126,420
5,677 / 96,147
5,641 / 116,593
5,114 / 146,915
Organic Chemistry
4,653 / 111,475
4,571 / 121,764
4,567 / 74,614
Quantum and Particle physics
4,431 / 95,900
4,209 / 74,196
3,949 / 113,713
3,609 / 68,484
3,605 / 55,757
3,470 / 61,652
Materials Science
3,196 / 71,610
2,996 / 49,769
2,725 / 85,131
2,451 / 44,930
2,399 / 50,296
Agricultural Science
2,384 / 54,963
2,333 / 36,452
Public Health
2,311 / 72,932
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,290 / 37,506
Art & Design
2,117 / 32,755
2,058 / 63,687
1,891 / 40,836
1,808 / 38,046

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 197 906
1991 205 918
1992 174 916
1993 225 1203
1994 255 1218
1995 214 1424
1996 265 1596
1997 308 2061
1998 254 2099
1999 303 2447
2000 331 2705
2001 389 3200
2002 369 3754
2003 425 5150
2004 423 5428
2005 469 6300
2006 471 7649
2007 464 8876
2008 536 10353
2009 692 11668
2010 585 13295
2011 682 15227
2012 697 17746
2013 797 19641
2014 895 21905
2015 996 24187
2016 1087 25044
2017 1362 29185
2018 1247 30933
2019 1372 38931
2020 1483 47188
2021 1756 63567
2022 1472 62753
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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. Basil Zempilas

    Basil Zempilas
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1971-.. (age 52)
    Australian rules football playersports commentator

    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.

  2. Walden Bello

    Walden Bello
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    1945-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in Murdoch University
    Graduated with honorary doctorate
    politicianpolitical economist

    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. Adam Bandt

    Adam Bandt
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1972-.. (age 51)

    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 Senator Richard Di Natale in February 2020.

  4. Madison de Rozario

    Madison de Rozario
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    1993-.. (age 30)
    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 26 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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