Facebook Twitter Google+ You Tube Instagram

General questions

1. Where is Murdoch Dubai located?

2. Is the degree obtained at Murdoch Dubai of equivalent standards to the one obtained by students studying in Australia?

3. What is your average class size?

4. What services are available to students?

5. What is the Teaching & Learning Centre?

6. Where will the graduation ceremony be held?

7. Do you offer scholarships?

8. Can we transfer to Murdoch Australia?

9. Which companies are in partnership with you?

10. When do I enroll?

11. Do I have to attend Orientation?

12. I don't know which units to choose. Who can help me?

13. What is a Foundation Unit and do I have to do one?

14. How many units do I have to enroll in?

15. What is my timetable?

16. What books will I need?

17. Who can I talk to regarding my studies?

18. What are the credentials of MUISCD Lecturers? How qualified are they?

19. I don't want to study this year/semester. Can I defer my studies until next year/semester?

20. Can I transfer credit or receive advanced standing?


Answers

Where is Murdoch Dubai located?

Murdoch Dubai is located in Dubai International Academic City, Block 10, Fourth floor.


Is the degree obtained at Murdoch Dubai of equivalent standards to the one obtained by students studying in Australia?

The degree awarded at Murdoch Dubai is exactly the same as conferred on campus in Perth, Western Australia.


What is your average class size?

Murdoch University has excellent student-staff ratios. On average, we host approximately 20 students per class at undergraduate level and 35-40 per class at postgraduate level. This size is optimally suited to Murdoch’s own goals for its students. Students gain individual attention from lecturers, and are able to benefit from class discussions with their peers and work effectively in groups, thereby developing their own independent learning abilities and the soft skills required for graduates in every sector.


What services are available to students?

  • Academic/ Personal Counselling
  • Career Advising
  • Teaching & Learning Centre
  • Student Society
  • Student Grievances
  • Financial Advice
  • Student Visa
  • Internships
  • Transportation

What is the Teaching & Learning Centre?

The TLC helps students enhance their learning skills and equips them with the required tools for success at university. Assistance is provided in the context of students’ studies, particularly in their first year, in areas such as academic reading and writing, numeracy and study skills.


Where will the graduation ceremony be held?

The graduation ceremony will be held in Australia.


Do you offer scholarships?

MUISCD encourages deserving students by offering scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on your academic accomplishments; portfolio and/ or work experience. Please contact the admissions office for more details.


Can we transfer to Murdoch Australia?

Yes, there is seamless credit transfer to Murdoch Australia. The Student services department will advise and help you with your transition to Australia.


Which companies are in partnership with you?

Murdoch University has partnerships with several institutions from a range of sectors. These institutions include media outlets such as CNBC Arabiya, CNBC Africa, CNBC Pakistan, Samaa TV and Virgin Radio. We have strong ties in the banking sector, and have long-standing partnerships with Mashreq, ADCB and Barclays. We are also members of the Australian Business Council (ABC) and the Australian Business Group (AusBG). For more detailed information on our partnerships, click here.


When do I enroll?

Once you have received your offer letter, you will be able to enroll. You have up until the end of the first week of Semester 1 to enroll and make subsequent changes if needed.


Do I have to attend Orientation?

The Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai encourages all new students to attend Orientation. The Orientation program has been designed to meet your specific needs and to introduce you to key Murdoch University staff, campus and facilities you will require.

Murdoch's Orientation Week offers student the following:

  • Take a tour of the Campus and Library
  • Attend a Computer Usage on Campus Seminar (essential)
  • Attend a course advice session
  • Attend a variety of seminars to assist your transition into the Murdoch community
  • Organize your Student ID/Library Card and parking permit (if required)
  • Attend your School Orientation activities (where applicable)

I don't know which units to choose. Who can help me?

Your Student Counsellor or an Admissions Officer will guide you to choose your Units. You can also check your course outline.


What is a Foundation Unit and do I have to do one?

All undergraduate students are required to take a Foundation Unit in their first semester of enrolment. Foundation units enable students new to the University to develop a range of study skills which will provide a foundation for subsequent university studies.


How many units do I have to enroll in?

Normally students take 3 or 4 units per semester. In order to complete your degree in three years you need to enroll in 12 points per semester to complete the 72 required points for a three-year undergraduate degree. i.e. 4 x 3 point units or 3 x 4 point units or combination thereof.


What is my timetable?

Remember when working out your timetable to check each unit to ascertain the contact time ie. lectures, tutorials, workshops and lab sessions required for each unit. Lecture, workshops and Lab sessions times for units are listed in the timetable. Those units with many students enrolled will run REPEAT lectures and workshops. These are indicated by Lect R or WS R.


What books will I need?

The booklist is available in the library. You will also receive Unit Outline materials at the first lecture of each unit.


Who can I talk to regarding my studies?

Staff in the Student Services Office will be able to assist you with enquiries regarding your enrolment and degree requirements.


What are the credentials of MUISCD Lecturers? How qualified are they?

Lecturers are carefully selected from a pool of experienced and highly qualified professionals. Murdoch Australia must also approve all lecturers before they are allowed to teach in the programme. Usually, they are academics from local tertiary institutions or practitioners with extensive experience from the industry. They must hold a recognized Master's Degree or higher in order to undertake teaching in any Bachelor programme.


I don't want to study this year/semester. Can I defer my studies until next year/semester?

Yes. New students may defer their offer of admission for up to one year from the original date of the offer. The student must submit their request in writing to the Admissions Office. Students are expected to submit certified transcripts for any coursework completed during the deferral period.


Can I transfer credit or receive advanced standing?

You must submit the following either during the admissions process or soon thereafter in order to be evaluated:

  • Detailed course outlines for each unit including textbooks used. Course descriptions are not acceptable.
  • A breakdown of the assessment for each unit.
  • Examination paper for each unit (if possible).