Free your Think at Murdoch University
We are all born with our own Think
Your Think is the deep yearning that steers and guides you to discover, to create, to solve problems and to thrive. At Murdoch University, we provide the structure, support and space for you to grow your Think, nurture it, challenge it, believe it and set it free. This makes you not just job ready, but life ready. And, who knows? Your Think might just change the world.
Be inspired by Murdoch’s free-thinking students
See how Murdoch students are using the power of their Think to forge paths in the arts, law, business, science, education, health, engineering and information technology.
Daniel’s Think turns games into a work of art
"My Think is fuelled by creativity and collaboration to craft games that captivate players with sound and motion. I chose Murdoch for its cutting-edge facilities, but arrived to discover great inspiration. The passion of my peers and knowledge of my tutors help me marry sound, the science of game design and the beauty of art to bring my ideas to life."
Murdoch offers a range of double majors and double degrees, which allow you to customise your degree to suit your interests and passions. Daniel is completing a degree in Sound and Games Art and Design.
Lucy’s Think helps her battle social injustice
"My Think was ignited when I discovered that Criminology and Counterterrorism are offered at Murdoch. Inspired by the opportunity to bring positive change to the world, I have freed my Think by learning how I can contribute to the battle against violence, human trafficking and social injustice. The real-world readiness encouraged at Murdoch has seen my studies extend to practical experience with cutting-edge law enforcement agencies in Australia and abroad."
Sabreen’s Think seeks a better future for all
"My Think pushes me beyond my comfort zone to find a balance between human development and sustainable environmental practices. I had the opportunity to complete an internship in Mumbai, India where I spent two months completely immersed in a different culture and saw firsthand the challenges we face as a global society. I’m now even more determined to understand how business and economics can help drive social change to facilitate sustainable, human advancement. It’s amazing to be part of a university that fosters and encourages this type of thinking."
Murdoch’s business, science and arts degrees offer a range of double majors to prepare you for the real-world. Sabreen is gaining a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration through our MasterClass program, while studying Environmental Management & Sustainability and International Aid & Development.
Sienna’s Think awakens schoolkids’ curiosity
"My Think is driven by connecting with young minds to light the spark for learning. I’ve wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember and Murdoch has given me confidence to really free my Think. The real-world experience I’ve gained through my course has taught me how to encourage school students to unravel their uniqueness and become curious, life-long learners. It’s incredibly rewarding."
Murdoch’s Education courses can prepare you to teach in early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary and adult education. Sienna is studying Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education.
Talitha’s Think creates better environments for future generations
"My Think contributes to a field that promotes sustainable farming and agriculture in Australia and across the world. We need to act quickly to start reducing our impact on the environment and finding workable solutions to everyday challenges is an important place to focus. The teaching and learning culture at Murdoch is focused on real-world applications, which has helped to foster my Think and passion for science."
Rebecca’s Think helps to tackle mental health challenges
"My Think pushes me to give back to the community by delivering improvements in mental health and wellbeing. I love the challenge of using my skills and knowledge to make a meaningful difference to people affected by trauma or distress. At Murdoch, I continue to learn new ways of using my strengths and tackling my weaknesses to expand my capabilities."
Murdoch offers a range of accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses to prepare you for careers in the mental and physical health sectors. Rebecca has completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology and is currently undertaking honours.
Brice’s Think embraces automation to make life more comfortable
"My Think is geared towards using automation to increase self-reliance and give people across all industries the ability to manufacture what they need in-house. Learning in Murdoch’s state-of-the-art laboratories has allowed me to become experienced and confident when using complex computer-based control systems so I can navigate the real-world and find solutions to make life easier. If we embrace the efficiency automation can provide the human race, we could decrease the amount of hours worked so we could all live comfortably and have more time to enjoy the things we love."
Murdoch’s engineering and information technology students benefit from our advanced facilities to gain hands-on experience. Brice is studying Instrumentation & Control and Industrial Computer Systems Engineering.
Emily’s Think propels her to provide better healthcare
"My Think is driven by a desire to make the best healthcare decisions for my patients and my team. Every day, I am learning new ways of thinking that are changing my worldview of health and healthcare systems. As part of my nursing degree, I have gained hands-on experience in rural hospitals, completed a placement with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and interned overseas. My degree has given me strong foundations to begin the next stage of my journey, where I hope to work in neonatal care to give tiny humans a better chance at making it in the world."
Murdoch’s health courses can prepare you to provide care across a broad spectrum of areas. Emily is studying Nursing.
Be inspired by world-changing research
It takes a certain place to nurture and encourage the kind of thinking that ruthlessly pursues the eureka moment. Discover how Murdoch researchers are using this type of free-thinking to deliver life-changing outcomes that can and do change the world.
Steve and Sue’s Think has unlocked life-changing treatments
"Collectively, our team’s Think has powered the discovery of a breakthrough treatment that drastically improves the lives of those suffering with one of the most severe types of muscular dystrophy."
It is not often that researchers take an idea from concept to clinic during their career, but Murdoch professors Steve Wilton and Sue Fletcher have done exactly that. Aided by a dedicated team and driven by an unrelenting focus that has spanned more than two decades, Steve and Sue found a treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a disease that was long believed to be untreatable.
Their game-changing discovery is amongst the best medical research in the world and they aren’t stopping here. While we cheer them on from the sidelines, Steve, Sue and their team are already thinking several steps ahead to explore how their research can treat a variety of genetic diseases.
Murdoch is proudly research-led and is committed to meeting global challenges through innovation and inspired thinking.
Kirsty’s Think helps to provide food security for the world
“My Think led me to discover how to extend the shelf life of fresh produce so more people have access to healthy food. Our technology is based on the most abundant form of matter in the universe – plasma. Not only is it chemical-free, but it kills mould that grows on fruit and vegetables, meaning that less food needs to be thrown away. By reducing wastage, we could make more food available for more people, worldwide.”
Murdoch is a leader in world-class, translational research that provides solutions to global challenges. Dr Kirsty Bayliss is Academic Chair for Master of Biosecurityand Master of Food Security in our School of Veterinary and Life Sciences.
Adrian’s Think pioneers new mental health treatments
“My Think is driven to pioneer new ways of treating depression and anxiety in adolescents. We know saffron is a promising natural option for the treatment of mild-to-moderate depression in adults, as it’s thought to reduce inflammation, remove free radicals from the body and in turn, lead to an increase in serotonin. We have previously conducted significant work in this field but we’re not satisfied with stopping here. At Murdoch, we’re conducting the first study of its kind in adolescents to discover a natural way to help teens suffering from depressive and anxiety symptoms.”
Murdoch has an established reputation for excellence in research. Dr Adrian Lopresti is a researcher in our School of Psychology and Exercise Science.
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The original thinker
Sir Walter Murdoch resisted elitist ways of thinking and believed in accessible education, free thinking and inclusiveness. His legacy lives on at Murdoch and more than 40 years later, we continue to uphold these values.