Foundation Studies

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 university level.


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


8 units (2 trimesters)

Tuition Fee:

AED 44,100

CORE UNITS (for all streams):

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


  • 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 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.

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