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World’s Top 100 Global Universities under 50 years old
Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019 – Top 351 Global Universities under 50 years old

Polytechnic graduates receive exemptions
Students with Polytechnic Diplomas may be given up to 8 units of exemptions and may gain entry to Year 2 of the programme. They can complete the programme in 16-20 months instead of 28-36 months, subject to university’s approval.

Plan your own study schedule
You have the flexibility to plan your schedule and study at your own pace.

Student support
Classes will be held regularly with full academic support given throughout the duration of your programme.

Our smaller classes (with a maximum of 50 students) ensure a supportive learning environment with more personal attention given to each student.

A Degree with a difference
Full Degree transcript awarded upon completion, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

A strong record of producing Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Award Winners
Murdoch University at Kaplan has a robust record of students ranked at the Top 2% of the cohort year after year, achieving the Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Award.

Murdoch University Pro Vice-Chancellor Transnational Education & Dean
The Pro Vice-Chancellor Transnational Education & Dean, Professor Peter Waring and Deputy Dean, Dr Paola Magni from Murdoch University are based in Singapore to oversee the academic aspects of the programmes and to ensure a high standard of academic delivery here. This is an exclusive arrangement by Murdoch University.

Murdoch University Faculty
The collective expertise of Murdoch University Singapore Office’s teaching staff, which comprises of both industry experts and academics with PhD qualifications, allows students to gain practical learning and critical thinking skills.

Studiosity – an on-demand, study-support service
Students will be given additional academic support via access to Studiosity, an on-demand, study-support service. Trained network subject specialists are available to offer you help.

Technology-Integrated learning
Technology-integrated learning refers to a study experience in which students achieve a given set of learning outcomes by interacting in more than one medium.

This approach involves the meaningful and balanced use of digital media such as recorded lectures, podcasts, text or graphics, with other elements such as a video or quiz. It may even encompass active learning methods such as student-generated blogs, where appropriate.

With technology-integrated learning, students will not only reap the benefits of face-to-face guidance and collaboration, but also – in carrying out some of their learning online – benefit from added flexibility and control over the time, place, path and pace of learning.

Honorary Doctorate Award
Dr Keng Yam Tony Tan1, 7th President of Republic of Singapore and Mr Kwok Fook Seng2, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Australia are both the recipients of the Honorary Doctorate from the University.

Member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Murdoch University is recognised by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and is on their list of acceptable institutions3 (Applicable only to foreign students applying for training employment pass)

Murdoch University is listed as one of the approved universities for individuals seeking to be admitted to the Singapore Bar by the Singapore Ministry of Law4

Murdoch University is recognised by the Australian government5

Source 1: http://our.murdoch.edu.au/University-Secretarys-Office/University-history/Awards/Honorary-Degrees/
Source 2: https://www.murdoch.edu.au/news/articles/murdoch-awards-top-singaporean-diplomat-an-honorary-degree
Source 3: https://www.mom.gov.sg/passes-and-permits/training-employment-pass/list-of-acceptable-institutions#/
Source 4: http://sile.edu.sg/australia-and-new-zealand-approved-universities
Source 5: http://cricos.education.gov.au/Institution/InstitutionDetails.aspx?ProviderCode=00125J,

Newly opened in 2019, Murdoch EDGE @ Kaplan offers Murdoch University students and graduates in Singapore a range of unique services to improve their career readiness or gain the confidence to pursue new ideas that can turn into real-world solutions.

EDGE stands for Entrepreneurship Development and Graduate Employability. Through complimentary services that include industry events, seminars, entrepreneurship training and access to business leaders and mentors to forge new networks, students and graduates of Murdoch University will be enabled with skills that can give them the competitive edge to pursue their careers or entrepreneurial ventures.

Murdoch EDGE @ Kaplan is located at Kaplan City Campus @ Wilkie Edge on Level 2.

Associate Professor Rhys Johnson
Chief Operating Officer & Provost
Kaplan Singapore

Mike Christie
Executive Director
Kaplan Singapore

Professor Peter Waring
Pro Vice Chancellor Transnational Education & Singapore Dean Murdoch University

Click here to learn more about services provided at The Murdoch Edge @ Kaplan.

Source: http://wwwcscse.edu.cn/publish/portal0/tab82/info15094;htm; Degrees awarded through Kaplan Higher Education Academy from July 2011 and Kaplan Higher Education Institute from March 2016

Professional Accreditations and Recognition:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC)
  • Australian Psychology Society (APS)
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)
  • CPA Australia
  • Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
  • Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Professional Memberships:

  • Australian Marketing Institute (AMI)
  • Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA)
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Testimonials
Nathaniel Liew Keyang
Nathaniel Liew Keyang
Regional Accounts Associate, Velocity Global
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Resource Management (Double Major)
"Top 2% Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence Awards 2020 Recipient Murdoch University Graduate, Valedictorian (2020) My decision to study Psychology and Human Resource Management was influence..." Read More

Nathaniel Liew Keyang

Regional Accounts Associate, Velocity Global

Nathaniel Liew Keyang

Regional Accounts Associate, Velocity Global

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Resource Management (Double Major)

Top 2% Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence Awards 2020 Recipient
Murdoch University Graduate, Valedictorian (2020)

My decision to study Psychology and Human Resource Management was influenced during my days serving National Service. I was posted to a manpower department within an army unit and exposed to the nature and workings of human resources. I learnt how every process, framework and system contributed to the overall HR strategy and ultimately, the goals of the unit. This sparked my interest in wanting to learn more about Human Resources.

I decided on a Double Major Degree in Psychology and Human Resource Management with Murdoch University as it is an internationally recognised University. My choice of this Double Major not only combined both my interests, I believe it will offer wider career prospects and give me the competitive advantage for my future career. For the same reason, I would recommend others to take this up as well.

Through its partnership with Kaplan in Singapore, Murdoch University offers an accelerated university education that provides the same Degree qualification as its Australia campus. This programme can be completed in a shorter timeframe of 2 years instead of the usual 3 to 4 years at other universities. Therefore, I believe it is a suitable choice for students aiming for career progression.

In terms of learning, the lecturers were open to discussions and feedback about their teaching and encouraged discussions and participations during the lectures to ensure we were engaged. They were also helpful and patient in giving advice when we faced issues with assignments. There were even instances when lecturers would sacrifice their free time during breaks or after classes to ensure we understood the module.

Low Kai Ying
Low Kai Ying
Assistant Community Manager, Media industry
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies (Single Major)
"While building my career, I decided to study part-time to improve my progression opportunities. As one of the few institutions offering a shorter programme for my chosen Degree and a part-time option accommodating my work, I opted to study a Bache..." Read More

Low Kai Ying

Assistant Community Manager, Media industry

Low Kai Ying

Assistant Community Manager, Media industry

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies (Single Major)

While building my career, I decided to study part-time to improve my progression opportunities. As one of the few institutions offering a shorter programme for my chosen Degree and a part-time option accommodating my work, I opted to study a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies (Single Major) with Murdoch University through Kaplan in Singapore.

The Degree programme enabled me to balance work and school, inspired me to be more analytical and gave me an in-depth understanding of the media industry. Its core units have encouraged me to think out of the box and consider critical topics and the underrepresented in our society. These are relevant to my current job scope where I manage social media accounts of several brands.

I found Murdoch’s lecturers to be nothing short of encouraging. They were supportive, presented insights and shared work experiences of their own while encouraging self-study and independence without being over-accommodating. This was especially important as it challenged me but I was never overwhelmed by the workload.

Murdoch University provides the right study-life balance for students. With its variety of programmes available, I have personally recommended it to many of my colleagues and friends.

The Degree programme pushed me to work harder, enhanced my writing skills, encouraged my critical thinking and improved soft skills such as time management and team work. After graduating, I was promoted to an Assistant Community Manager.

Zhang Jia Cai
Zhang Jia Cai
Engineer, Security Solutions Provider
Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Forensics and Business Information Systems (Double Major)
"I am glad to say that my Murdoch journey has been rewarding thus far. Exposure to industry-relevant modules like Forensics Data Analysis and Cyber Forensics, has laid a solid foundation for me to appreciate how different kinds of events and networ..." Read More

Zhang Jia Cai

Engineer, Security Solutions Provider

Zhang Jia Cai

Engineer, Security Solutions Provider

Programme taken: Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Forensics and Business Information Systems (Double Major)

I am glad to say that my Murdoch journey has been rewarding thus far. Exposure to industry-relevant modules like Forensics Data Analysis and Cyber Forensics, has laid a solid foundation for me to appreciate how different kinds of events and network traffic flows work. Working concurrently as an Engineer in a Security Operations Centre, I am able to tap on the data analytical skills learnt to effectively monitor and investigate offences that occur in the organisation’s network.

On top of that, as an individual who seeks career progression, I strongly believe that diving into more than one area of specialisation will enhance my versatility to future employers. Pursuing a Double Major has matched my thirst for learning with my two main fields of interest – Cyber Forensics and Information Security, opening doors to more career pathways.

Jonathan Piak Chin Fong
Jonathan Piak Chin Fong
Systems Engineer, Power Industry
Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Forensics and Business Information Systems (Double Major)
"Since young, I have always wanted to pursue a career in cyber security. Upon attaining a Higher Nitec certificate in Network Security Technology and a Diploma in Information Technology from Republic Polytechnic, I was motivated to advance my terti..." Read More

Jonathan Piak Chin Fong

Systems Engineer, Power Industry

Jonathan Piak Chin Fong

Systems Engineer, Power Industry

Programme taken: Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Forensics and Business Information Systems (Double Major)

Since young, I have always wanted to pursue a career in cyber security. Upon attaining a Higher Nitec certificate in Network Security Technology and a Diploma in Information Technology from Republic Polytechnic, I was motivated to advance my tertiary education with
Murdoch University.

Reminiscing my Kaplan journey reminds me of my deep appreciation for the refreshing curriculum delivered by experienced lecturers. Not only were they able to highlight the essence of each topic through the sharing of real-life experiences, they patiently guided us in terms of prioritising our workload. The knowledge I have gained from this Degree programme has strengthened my adaptability in countering real-world issues such as spotting key indicators in system faults, performing active hunting and providing prompt incident responses.

Ahmad Aizat Bin Ahmad Zaini
Ahmad Aizat Bin Ahmad Zaini
Network Technician, Amazon Web Services
Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Forensics and Business Information Systems (Double Major)
"In search of enhancing my credentials, I was attracted to Murdoch University due to its stellar reputation in grooming graduates with strong employability prospects. There were many Double Majors to choose from and I eventually decided to enrol fo..." Read More

Ahmad Aizat Bin Ahmad Zaini

Network Technician, Amazon Web Services

Ahmad Aizat Bin Ahmad Zaini

Network Technician, Amazon Web Services

Programme taken: Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security and Forensics and Business Information Systems (Double Major)

In search of enhancing my credentials, I was attracted to Murdoch University due to its stellar reputation in grooming graduates with strong employability prospects. There were many Double Majors to choose from and I eventually decided to enrol for a Degree in Cyber Forensics, Information Security & Management and Business Information Systems. My Double Major Degree not only taught me to pinpoint an organisation’s weak security governance, it exposed me to varied ways of implementing proper data storage systems and also enhanced my analytical skills.

I was offered a new role in managing critical security governance issues and adeptly applied my theoretical knowledge to drive productivity and revenue for digital security in my organisation. Pursuing a Double Major Degree has expanded my perspectives, and I encourage others to take it on with Murdoch University as well.

Skylar Lee Yong Jia
Skylar Lee Yong Jia
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Single Major)
"Top 2% Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence Awards 2019 Recipient I’ve always been interested in Psychology, especially with regards to understanding the human mind and rationale behind our actions. Like many ..." Read More

Skylar Lee Yong Jia

Skylar Lee Yong Jia

Programme taken: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Single Major)

Top 2% Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence Awards 2019 Recipient

I’ve always been interested in Psychology, especially with regards to understanding the human mind and rationale behind our actions. Like many others, I initially entered the field for the purposes of self-discovery. Over time however, I developed a passion for understanding the behaviour of others and using that knowledge to help them instead.

My educational journey has peaked with me receiving the Top 2% Vice Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence Award, and I attribute my achievement to the friends who supported me along the way. This experience has motivated me to take pride in my accomplishments and excel even further, and I’ve learnt to focus on outdoing and improving myself.

I believe that Murdoch University offers one of the best Psychology programmes for me. In fact, I decided to continue advancing my education to a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology with Murdoch University. Not only is it a natural progression of my studies, it also provides me opportunities to study overseas. By doing so, I can be better prepared to undertake research roles in the future as well.

I plan to begin building my career as well as prepare myself to pass the Medical College Admission Test after graduating. Eventually, I aim to enrol in a medical school so I can achieve my ambition to become a psychiatrist.

Ng Yong Yi, Daryl
Ng Yong Yi, Daryl
Commercial Manager, Alcon Singapore
Master of Business Administration
"I have advanced my career in the medical industry over the past 16 years, working in both regional and local subsidiary roles, and in different functions. Through my experiences, I felt compelled to enhance my knowledge. A Master of Business Admin..." Read More

Ng Yong Yi, Daryl

Commercial Manager, Alcon Singapore

Ng Yong Yi, Daryl

Commercial Manager, Alcon Singapore

Programme taken: Master of Business Administration

I have advanced my career in the medical industry over the past 16 years, working in both regional and local subsidiary roles, and in different functions. Through my experiences, I felt compelled to enhance my knowledge. A Master of Business Administration programme would enable me to do so as it allows one to learn beyond their own trades, with the lecturers educating us about the challenges faced by other industries.

Seeking to expand my horizons, I decided to study this programme with Murdoch University. My responsibilities as a working parent of two meant that Murdoch’s flexible study schedules were necessary for my education, allowing me to balance my time spent on work, study and family.

The quality of the education itself was ensured by the experienced and knowledgeable lecturers, and their vast knowledge regarding sustainability, global business and leadership has influenced my thinking and values. Overall, the programme has made me rethink the concept of leadership, taught me to refocus on people, as well as helped me understand the importance of financial planning in business. I’ve learnt how to engage others and lead a team as well, and this information has supported me in my job. My exchanges with participants across various industries have also provided me a fresh perspective on business strategies to succeed in the market.

Upon completing the programme, I was able to secure my current job with Alcon Singapore. I believe Murdoch University offers an industry-relevant education, and its specially selected lecturers ensure the quality of its students’ learning.

Eileen Chua Lian Choon
Eileen Chua Lian Choon
Deputy Director & Divisional Head of HR Shared Services, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Management (Double Major)
"Having worked for 15 years, I aspired to continue improving myself and to remain relevant as a HR professional in this competitive employment climate. As I often strive to do my best, I felt that acquiring a Double Major would be a good choice. As..." Read More

Eileen Chua Lian Choon

Deputy Director & Divisional Head of HR Shared Services, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Eileen Chua Lian Choon

Deputy Director & Divisional Head of HR Shared Services, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Programme taken: Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Management (Double Major)

Having worked for 15 years, I aspired to continue improving myself and to remain relevant as a HR professional in this competitive employment climate. As I often strive to do my best, I felt that acquiring a Double Major would be a good choice. As such, I decided to study a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Management Degree programme with Murdoch University as they are a renowned world-class institution that offers various facilities and study-support services that aid my education.

Being a working mum of 4 who juggles a full-time career with part-time studies wasn’t easy, especially when I had to reschedule my business trips to not conflict with my lessons. However, the flexible study schedules made it easier for me to manage my commitments. I also appreciate the supportive and professional lecturers who provided helpful study materials to students. They are professionals in their fields and shared real business examples that helped us to apply to our work.

Following the completion of my Degree, I found more employment opportunities in the Human Resource field, moving from the Engineering sector to Oil and Gas. This eventually culminated in my current role with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as Divisional Head in HR Shared Services, where I manage a team of professionals to provide HR expertise to the university.

I find that the programme has improved my job performance overall. The additional management specialisation complements my background as a HR professional, expanding the scope of my understanding from human resources to business as a whole.

With its recognition and established reputation, I do recommend Murdoch University. I believe that students should consider its Double Major Degree programmes as they are an optimal time investment that ensures you get the best out of your studies.

Programmes Offered

Accounting, Banking & Finance

Bachelor of Business in Accounting (Single Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Banking (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Business Law (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Criminology (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Economics (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Finance (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Business & Management

Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management (Single Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Business Law (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Criminology (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Finance (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Management (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and Marketing (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Communication & Media

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies (Single Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Journalism (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Marketing (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Public Relations (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies and Web Communications (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Single Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Education & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Single Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication and Media Studies (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Resource Management (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Management (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Marketing (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Hospitality & Tourism Management

Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events (Single Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events and Business Law (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events and Communication and Media Studies (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events and Hospitality and Tourism Management (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events and Human Resource Management (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events and International Business (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems (Single Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and Banking (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and Computer Science (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and Finance (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and Management (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Science in Business Information Systems and Web Communication (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time

Law & Criminology

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Criminology (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Events and Business Law (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Business Law (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Accounting and Criminology (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Banking and Business Law (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time
Bachelor of Business in Banking and Criminology (Double Major)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time Full-time