Foundation Studies

UAE, Dubai - Dubai International Academic City
Dates flexible
Course Type
Professional Training Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

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. 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


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.

3 intakes a year:

  • January
  • May
  • September

35% Scholarship on the first 24 credit points for Year 2019 intake.

Who should take this course

Assumed knowledge: For Bachelor degrees studies in Finance or IT knowledge of Year 12 Maths or equivalent is assumed.


11th and 12th Year school graduates.


All our Programs are accredited by TEQSA Australia and KHDA.

Course content

  • 8 units (2 trimesters)

CORE UNITS (for all streams):

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


  • Mathematics 1
  • Introduction to Systems Analysis

  • 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

About Course Provider

Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai was established in 2008 as a core branch of Murdoch University which is based in Perth, Western Australia. The Murdoch Dubai campus is situated at Dubai International Academic City and the university is licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Providing state-of-the-art facilities, excellent student-staff ratios, outstanding student support services and world class technology, students are equipped with real-life skills and have access to the highest education standards globally.

All courses at Murdoch Dubai follow the same academic requirements as the courses offered in Australia. Murdoch Dubai awards an internationally recognized Australian degree, exactly the same as the one conferred on campus in Australia. This ensures a 100% transfer of credits if a student wishes to, at any point of time, study at Murdoch in Australia and pursue the same degree course, guaranteeing seamless education. Our mission is to extend knowledge, stimulate learning, and promote understanding, for the benefit of the wider community. Murdoch University Dubai is committed to promoting intellectual independence within a supportive and sustainable environment for students and staff and to support the UAE's ambitions in providing an ongoing pool of regional graduates equipped with skills connected to the demands of expanding industry sectors.