Foundation Studies

General

Program Description

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The Foundation Program is created to prepare you for entry into your chosen undergraduate degree program. The units you study while completing this program depend on the undergraduate program you wish to study.

In the Standard Foundation program you will have the opportunity to work on improving your English language skills, and to practice the four key skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in various contexts. These programs give you the very best chance for academic success and prepare you to study at the university level.

Progression:

  • Students who achieve a GPA of ≥ 85% can progress directly to their related degree.
  • Students who achieve a GPA of < 85% can progress directly into the related Murdoch University diploma. On successful completion of the Murdoch University diploma, students can then progress to the related Murdoch University degree with advanced standing equivalent to 24 credit points.

Standard Foundation studies

Tuition Fee:

AED 44,100

Duration:

8 units (2 trimesters)

Core Units (for all streams):

  • Advanced Academic Communication Skills
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Academic Writing and Research

Additional Core Units (IT stream):

  • Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis

Additional Core Units (Extended Foundation):

  • Introduction to Academic Communication
  • Introduction to Academic Reading and Writing
  • Computers Skills
  • Essential Mathematics OR Mass Communication

Elective Units: (choose 4)

  • Arts and Communication
  • Media
  • Mass Communication
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis

Business (choose 4)

  • Introduction to Systems Analysis
  • Mathematics 1
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing

IT (choose 2)

  • Essential Mathematics
  • Management
  • Accounting
  • Marketing

Assumed knowledge: For Bachelor's degrees studies in Finance or IT knowledge of Year 12 Maths or equivalent is assumed. If not completed in Year 12, you will be enrolled in the Foundation Mathematics unit.

Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Our vibrant campus in Dubai caters to the area's growing demand for skilled professionals a ... Read More

Murdoch University Dubai is a core branch of Murdoch University, which is based in Perth, Western Australia. Our vibrant campus in Dubai caters to the area's growing demand for skilled professionals across a range of industries. All courses follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia, taught by highly qualified international lecturers. The degrees awarded are issued from Australia and are exactly the same as the ones conferred on campus in Australia. Read less