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Monash University

University Facts

  • Established in 1958 and ranked in the top 50 universities in the world, and fifth in Australia by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2009).
  • Monash’s Clayton campus is the biggest and main campus of the University, located 13 miles from the city center or a 45-minute commute by public transport. The Caulfield campus is only 6 miles from the city center and within easy reach of Melbourne’s cool inner suburbs. A free shuttle bus service operates between these campuses. Note: Monash has eight campuses throughout Melbourne and Victoria. Clayton is the largest. Study Australia students usually attend the Clayton or Caulfield campuses.
  • In 2001, Monash established the first Australian University Green Office program for environmental sustainability. The program is one of the largest in Australia, with just under 200 staff members across all Australian campuses acting as Green Office representatives for their departments.
  • The campuses provide extensive student support services including: academic skills support; 24-hour computer laboratories; on-campus wireless internet; university email account; on-campus security; health services; disabilities support; counseling service; sports and recreation including two 25-meter pools (Clayton) and Alpine Lodge in Victoria’s ski fields; more than 120 student clubs and societies; libraries and chaplaincy.

Academic Program

  • The Monash Faculty of Arts is well-grounded in research with centers such as the Center for Human Bioethics, the Center for Population and Urban Research, the National Center for Australian Studies and the Global Terrorism Research Unit all achieving recognition for their work.
  • In 2005, the Monash MBA was ranked the best in Australia, No. 2 in Asia and No. 6 in the world for personal development by the Economist Intelligence Unit.
  • Subject to a few restrictions, you can choose to study almost any course at Monash University provided you have the necessary prerequisite knowledge.
  • The University offfers courses in Architecture; Biological Sciences; Business, Management and Marketing; Communications, Media and Journalism; Computer and Information Sciences; Design; Education; Engineering; Environmental Sciences; Foreign Languages and Linguistics; Humanities and Social Sciences; International Relations/Studies; Mathematics and Statistics; Nursing; Performing Arts; Psychology; Sciences and Visual Arts.

Popular Electives

Most students choose to take 1-2 electives during their time in Australia. Many Australia-related courses are available.

  • Out of Empire: Australia in the World
  • Sport and Australian Society
  • Broken Earth: Journeys Through the Australian Landscape

For more details regarding courses available at Monash University, please visit their website. For a general listing of all subject areas offered at our partner universities, visit What You Can Study.

More details regarding course selection will be provided upon acceptance.

Specialty Programs

Monash offers two courses specifically designed for study-abroad students:

  • AUS 1060: Contemporary Australia introduces students to the major cultural, political and environmental issues shaping Australia today. Fieldwork, film screenings and media analysis are employed in order to gain insight into events that have shaped contemporary Australia.
  • EDF 3609: Experiencing the Australian Landscape gives students an understanding of the unique Australian wilderness through a series of field trips. Fieldwork venues include Victoria’s national and state parks, the Grampians National Park, Wilson’s Promontory National Park or the Barmah State Forest.

About the Campus

Monash has two main campuses in Melbourne, one in the suburb of Clayton and the other in Caulfield. Students can take courses at either campus, and a shuttle bus connects them. The Clayton campus is the largest, main campus and is 50 minutes by train from the Melbourne Central Business District. The Caulfield campus is 15 minutes by train from the Central Business District. The Clayton campus is a traditional self-contained campus that features a wildlife preserve, cinema, sport facilities, eateries and the main halls of residence. The Caulfield campus is a modern campus that houses the Faculty of Art and Design. Monash University has the energy of a bustling large university with a cosmopolitan flavor.

Campus Activities

The Monash Exchange Club (MEC) is a social forum for study abroad students attending Monash, Monash students who have studied abroad, and students interested in global travel. MEC plans social activities throughout the year. Monash has over 180 student clubs covering cultural, academic, religious, political, artistic, and athletic interests.

The Monash Student Association organizes activities throughout the academic year including live music, nights out in Melbourne, scavenger hunts, and lunchtime entertainment.

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