Murdoch University 90 South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150 (1300 687 3624)
Information
  • Academic staff 1,400
  • Campus Urban
  • Chancellor Terry Budge
  • Established 1975
  • Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Organisations Member of IRU Australia
  • Postgraduates 2,500
  • Type Public
  • Undergraduates 16,000
  • Vice Chancellor Professor Richard Higgott
  • Vice principal www.murdoch.edu.au
Murdoch University is a public university based in Perth, Western Australia. It began operations as the state's second university in 1973, and accepted its first students in 1975. Its name is taken from Sir Walter Murdoch (1874–1970), the Founding Professor of English and former Chancellor of the University of Western Australia.
Courses
Applied Psychology in Clinical Psychology (M)
Applied Psychology in Clinical Psychology (M) and PhD
Applied Psychology in Organisational Psychology (M)
Applied Psychology in Organisational Psychology (M) and PhD
Business Administration (Dr.)
Business Administration (MBA)
Business Administration (PostGrad Cert)
Business Administration (PostGradDip)
Chinese Law (PgCertChinLaw)
Clinical Sciences (MClinSci)
Communication Management (M)
Community Development (M)
Campus
Murdoch University has three Australian campuses: South Street Campus, Rockingham Campus, and Peel Campus.
The main campus is on South Street, Perth, in the suburb of Murdoch, near the Kwinana Freeway (32.066520°S 115.835080°E). South Street campus is Australia's geographically largest campus at 2.27 square kilometres (0.88 sq mi), large enough to accommodate the veterinary school and its animal stocks—the only such school in Western Australia. Most of the southern part of the university consists of paddocks of livestock, farms and renewable energy facilities. The original group of buildings surround an open court, known as "Bush Court", in the northern part of Murdoch campus, which rises to the highest altitude on campus. Features of the campus include the Chinese garden and the Joglo Rahayu (Peace Pavilion), a semi-enclosed pavilion near the Education and Humanities building. A monument to the ongoing association between Murdoch University and Indonesian academic institutions in Java, it acts as storage for the only gamelan orchestra in Western Australia.