Why choose Monash?
- Global recognition: Our degrees are globally recognised, giving our graduates an extra edge in the international job market.
- Prestige: Monash is ranked in the top 1% of world universities by the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), and top 50 across many disciplines.
- Relevance: As a research intensive university, our programmes benefit students by harnessing the latest research and industry developments.
- Connections: Monash has over 100 exchange partnerships worldwide, including our alliance with the University of Warwick.
- Location: Melbourne has a fantastic quality of living, a lively arts scene, great cultural diversity and a love of sport.
In a little more than 50 years, the University has grown to become Australia’s largest and among its most successful and progressive.
Youthful and ambitious, Monash is a member of the Group of Eight (Australia’s equivalent of the UK Russell Group) with strengths in life sciences, medicine, allied health, humanities and teaching, engineering and technology.
An international footprint
Our alliance with the University of Warwick includes mobility, undergraduate research, an online peer-reviewed journal and a joint PhD programme.
Beyond its home in Melbourne, Monash has a campus in Malaysia, a Joint Graduate School in China, a learning centre in Prato, Italy, and a research centre in Mumbai, India. Monash University awards are delivered at other locations, including at Monash South Africa. So Melbourne need not be your only destination. We can support you to take a semester at our other centres and campuses or with one of our international partner universities across the globe in countries such as Chile, Korea, India, Spain or Canada.
A full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are offered across our ten faculties. Most undergraduate degrees are 3-4 years long; most postgraduate courses are 1-2 years, with options to double up degrees or combine coursework and research. You can also choose to take electives in other faculties in many cases.
Higher degrees by research
In 2015 Monash attained AUD 355 million in research grants from various agencies. Our world-class researchers are having an impact across more than 150 fields of study, including leading capabilities in the following areas:
- Health and wellbeing – injury and trauma, neuroscience, stem cells, reproductive health
- Future technologies – advanced manufacturing, aerospace, nanomaterials
- Sustainable environments – climate change and weather, energy, green chemistry
- Resilient cultures and communities – cultural heritage, economic modelling, mental health law
Many masters by research and PhD programmes are supported by generous scholarships and bursaries from the University.
Facilities and support
Monash invests heavily in teaching and learning facilities all for its students. It boasts state-of-the-art multimedia lecture theatres (recorded lectures can be downloaded as podcasts), over 2,500 computer work stations and eight libraries that contain around three million items (including 350,000 electronic books). And our student/staff ratio remains strong so you can easily access academics to discuss your studies.
The global village
But Monash is more than a place to study – it offers you the chance to join a community that supports academic achievement, personal growth and the development of lasting friendships. Orientation Week welcomes all new students from over 100 countries and connects them via 150 clubs and societies, student associations and a whole range of support services including a campus centre, chaplains, prayer rooms, learning support, and health and disability services.
We understand that the transition to living in another country can be a challenge. Monash Residential Services is a dedicated support unit that can help you find suitable accommodation, whether it is temporary, on-campus halls of residence or off-campus lodgings.
Monash has a proud tradition of working in its communities and we want you to share in that. Students can extend their experience by volunteering in Arts (Oxfam and World Vision), Law (legal advice centres), Engineering (Engineers Without Borders), Art & Design (Monash University Museum of Art volunteer programme) and Monash Sports (support crew), or you can engage through Monash’s Volunteer Gateway.
Graduate and career outcomes
A survey by The New York Times of executives from leading companies in ten countries placed Monash in the top 50 universities worldwide from which they recruit.
The Australian Group of Eight universities are recognised for teaching and research excellence as well as for producing graduates who find full-time work sooner, and who begin on higher salaries.
Industry Based Learning and Internships
For students seeking real-world experience, Monash University offers Industry Based Learning (IBL) programmes and internships in many degrees. The Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) provide good examples of this cooperative education programme that gives students the opportunity to unleash the knowledge and skills learned at university in the real world.
During their industry placements, students gain the opportunity to network with industry representatives, define career directions, gain hands-on work experience and increase employability before leaving university.
Opportunities exist in all sorts and sizes of organisations. They can occur in the retail, commercial, consulting, industrial, government, and not for profit sectors – in small, medium, large and entities. For example, Business and Economics partnerships include L’Oreal, Adidas, Deloitte, GM Holden, Mondelez, PwC and EY.
Other forms of IBL exist for Education, such as professional experience placements in Australia and overseas, including China, Cook Islands, India, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa and UAE. Students complete a minimum of 80 days of supervised professional experience as part of their teaching degree.
For MNHS, depending on the chosen degree, students undertake clinical experience at prominent Victorian hospitals e.g. Alfred Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Box Hill), or research experience at internationally renowned institutes e.g. Prince Henry's, Burnet and Cancer Council, or industry experience as a core component of their course.
Students undertaking degrees in IT attend placement interviews with partner organisations with scholarships are available, while Business and Economics students can apply for IBL programs at the Faculty and will be matched to suitable positions in industry. An internship with the Faculty of Arts requires students to hold an academic average of 70 percent.
To find out more about IBL and Monash programmes speak to your Study Options representative.
- Top one per cent of world universities – 73rd in the world (Times Higher Education, 2015–2016)
- 56th in the world from which to hire graduates (Global Employability University Rankings, 2015)
- Best university in Australia for engineering and technology (Times Higher Education, 2015–2016)
- Best university in Australia for chemistry (Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2015)
- 35th in the world for clinical, preclinical medicine and health (Times Higher Education, 2015–2016)
QS World University Rankings By Subject, 2016
- Nursing - 16
- Education and Training - 17
- Communications and Media Studies - 33
- Medicine - 39
- Economics and Econometrics - 45