Why choose Monash?
A quality education: Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, and with more than 20 areas of study ranked in the global top 50 in 2019, Monash guarantees you a world class education. Our degrees are among the best in Australia and the world, and our students are some of the most employable globally. Monash is ranked number 1 for graduate employment in Australia.
Location: Ranked the most liveable city in the world for seven years running, and the third best city in the world for students, Melbourne offers a thriving, multicultural base for study. It has a fantastic quality of living, a lively arts scene, great cultural diversity and a love of sport (EIU World’s Most Liveable Cities Index 2011-2018)
Connections: You will have access to some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world through our Industry Based Learning programme. Students can access short-term internships with key partners, or undertake an international experience through our Global Immersion or Exchange programmes, either at one of our teaching centres in Italy, Malaysia, Indonesia or India, or at one of our exchange partners.
Degree programmes: With more than 170 undergraduate degrees and over 80 postgraduate degrees, as well as research and short term study, Monash offers students the opportunity to study virtually anything, across our ten faculties and five campuses. Most bachelor 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 take electives in other faculties.
The global village
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 our new students and connects them via a network of 150 clubs and societies, student associations and a host of support services including a campus centre, prayer rooms, learning support, and health and disability services.
To make your transition as easy as possible, Monash Residential Services is a dedicated support unit that can help you to find suitable accommodation, whether it is temporary, on-campus halls of residence or off-campus lodgings. Staying in halls offers the greatest flexibility – you can jump out of bed to get to the lecture theatre on time and enjoy Monash campus life to the full!
Getting out of the classroom
Monash offers all our students the chance to get work experience while they study. If you are interested in Industry Based Learning, you can access internships in the Faculties of Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Information Technology (IT); and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS).
Opportunities exist in all sorts and sizes of organisations, in the retail, commercial, consulting, industrial, government and not for profit sectors and in small, medium and large entities. For example, Business and Economics partnerships include L’Oreal, Adidas, Deloitte, GM Holden, Mondelez, PWC and EY. Use the opportunity to add to your CV, and gain workplace skills and experience in a new country.
Scholarships and bursaries at Monash
Monash offers generous study grants to undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, for which students applying via Study Options are automatically eligible. See this page for more information.
The key data
- Top one per cent of world universities – 84 in the world (Times Higher Education, 2019)
- Number 1 in Australia, 57 in the world from which to hire graduates (Global Employability University Rankings, 2017)
- Best university in Australia for engineering and technology 3 years in a row (Times Higher Education, 2018)
Industry Based Learning and Internships
For students seeking real-world experience, Monash University offers IBL programmes and internships across most of its degrees. The Faculties of Arts; Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Information Technology (IT); and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (MNHS) provide good examples of this cooperative education programme which gives students the opportunity to unleash the knowledge and skills learned at university in the real world.
During their industry placements, students have the opportunity to network with industry representatives, define career directions, gain valuable hands-on work experience and increase their 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 and large entities. For example, Business and Economics partnerships include L’Oreal, Adidas, Deloitte, GM Holden, Mondelez, PWC and EY.
Other forms of IBL exist for Monash education students, including professional experience placements in Australia and overseas, including China, Cook Islands, India, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, South Africa and the UAE. Students are required to 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 such as Alfred Hospital, Monash Medical Centre and Box Hill, or research experience at internationally renowned institutes including 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 available, while our business and economics students can apply for IBL programmes 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 please speak to the Study Options team.