Why choose Monash?
- Global recognition: Our degrees are globally recognised by accreditation bodies in Australia and around the world, 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 in the top 50 across many disciplines
- Relevance: Our research output benefits not just communities around the world but also our students, who learn from a cutting edge curriculum and world-class academics
- Connections: You can choose to study a semester at one of over 100 Monash exchange partners worldwide, including via our alliance with the University of Warwick, UK
- Location: Melbourne has a fantastic quality of living, a lively arts scene, great cultural diversity and a love of sport (EIU World’s Most Livable Cities Index 2011-2017)
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 notable strengths in life sciences, medicine, allied health, humanities and teaching, engineering and technology.
An international footprint
Our alliance with Warwick University includes mobility, undergraduate research, an online peer-reviewed journal and a joint PhD programme.
Beyond its home in Melbourne, Monash University has a campus in Malaysia, a Joint Graduate School in China, a learning centre in Prato, Italy, and a research centre in Mumbai, India.
So Melbourne needn’t 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 locations including Thailand, Korea, India, Spain, Canada and Chile.
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 take electives in other faculties.
Higher degrees by research
In 2016 Monash attained AU$342 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 at Monash are supported by generous scholarships and bursaries.
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 academic staff 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 a network of 150 clubs and societies, student associations and a host 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. Prices vary and there are practicality issues if you choose an off-campus option. Staying in Halls offers the greatest flexibility where you can jump from bed to the lecture theatre and enjoy the campus community to the full!
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 and 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
The Times Higher Education Global Employability ranking places Monash 57 in world. The Group of Eight universities are recognised for teaching and research excellence as well as their ability to produce 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 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.
The Key Data
- Top one per cent of world universities – 80 in the world (Times Higher Education, 2018)
- 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 (Times Higher Education, 2017)
- 63 in the world for business and economics (Times Higher Education, 2017)
- 41 in the world for clinical, pre-clinical medicine and health (Times Higher Education, 2017)
2018 QS rankings by subject
2 - Pharmacy and Pharmacology
14 - Education
18 - Nursing
23 - Accounting and finance
29 - Medicine