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Perth, Australia Academics

Eligibility

To apply, you must be a currently enrolled, degree-seeking, undergraduate UW-Eau Claire student. You need to be in good-academic, conduct and financial standing. You also need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. You must maintain enrollment and continue to meet the academic standing and GPA requirements the semester prior to departure. You may apply as a first year student, but must have at least sophomore standing by the time the program begins. 

Courses

UW-Eau Claire students may take classes in any of the following schools: Science/Engineering, Business/Information Technology/Law, or Social Sciences/Humanities/Education.  Murdoch course information is available on-line at http://print.handbook.murdoch.edu.au/units/ To get an idea of what classes are offered which semester:
  • Choose "Murdoch" for Availability 
  • Then click "Search." This will pull a list of all courses offered at Murdoch. To find courses offered the term you will be there, see below:
  • For courses offered in spring: look for courses that are available S1 internal. 
  • For courses offered in fall: look for courses that are available S2 internal.
  • Please note that you CANNOT take external courses.
You may take 3 or 4 classes at Murdoch; the cost of 12 Murdoch credit points (16 UWEC credits) is included in the cost of the program.  

Due to the different calendar that Australia uses, the sequencing of courses may be opposite of what UWEC offers. 

UW-Eau Claire Equivalencies

To find courses that have been evaluated, go to the Transfer Wizard site by clicking here
  • Choose Australia, then click "Search"
  • Click on Murdoch Univ
  • Click "Search" again. All courses that have been evaluated for UWEC credit will appear. 
If the course does not appear on the transfer wizard, it has not yet been evaluated for UWEC credit. 

Please remember that the transfer wizard is a historical record. There is NO guarantee that the same courses will be offered in the future or that they will be offered during the term in which you will be abroad. 

Liberal Education/General Education Requirements

For students in catalog years 2016-17 and later, this program can fulfill an Integrate Learning (I1) requirement upon completion of the integrated learning assignments while abroad. Please contact your study abroad coordinator for more details. 

For students in catalog years through 2015-16, Foreign Culture can be waived upon successful program completion. The requirement is not automatically applied: please email Degree Review at regrec53@uwec.edu after completion of your program to update your degree audit. (Students earning a B.A., B.F.A., or B.M. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences cannot use study abroad to fulfill their foreign language/foreign culture requirements. See the university catalog for details.). 

Academic Calendar

You may study at Murdoch for either semester or the full Australian academic year. The first semester (our Spring) starts in late February and ends in June. The second semester (our Fall) begins in mid July and ends in mid November. Summer vacation takes place December-February. Exact dates will be available the semester prior to departure.