Monash University

History

Founded in 1958, with the clear intent to provide the state of Victoria with a second university, Monash University was initially granted a large expanse of land with the hopes that one day the institute would accommodate over 12,00 students.

Their dream came true, and then some, with over 50,000 enrolled students per year, and more applications than any other institution in Victoria, the present day Monash University has grown beyond what any of it’s founding fathers could have expected, shifting from it’s early focus on science and technology to a more general offer that has led the institution to become one of the eight most important research universities in Australia.

Programs Offered

Through it’s 10 faculties Monash University offers 140 different courses aimed at undergraduate students, the vast number makes it hard to properly list the entire selection Monash University has to offer, so the following list will only be a small sample of the full catalog available at the institution:

  • Accounting
  • Applied Data Science
  • Banking and Finance
  • Biomedical Science
  • Commerce
  • Design
  • Education and Arts
  • Finance
  • Languages
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Paramedicine

Admission requirements

As a university in Victoria applications to Monash University are handled through VTAC (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre), application period opens in August and closes near the end of September granting a relatively small window to apply.

Additionally each course lists the expected requirement and qualifications a prospective student must meet to enroll, usually in the form of an ATAR Score, while the formula might seem daunting at first, ATAR is ultimately just an alternate form of calculating average scores, and as such can be easily obtained through an online tool or calculator.

Student Life

There is no shortage of services aimed at students when it comes to Monash University, counseling and financial assistance are just the first of many steps the institution takes to support their students, sport facilities are ready for everybody regardless of their physical level, and a wide selection of student clubs make sure any student feels at home at Monash.

Part-time work

All students at Monash University have full access to Career Getaway, the institution’s own job portal, which has listings on all sorts of vacancies, ranging from casual work to full internships and more.

That’s not to say they are the only work options on campus, students can become tutors to both give something back to the community and earn income, and for more occasional and less long-term work, Jobs for Students  connect students with fast jobs that match their skills.

Fees

While Tuition Fees at Monash University vary from course to course an estimated average can be reached from it’s main courses of study, commonwealth supported students will pay on average $11,000 AUD per year, while a full fee, involving 48 credits will usually amount closer to $32,000 .

Ranking

Monash University is currently ranked as the 79th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall sixth best university in it’s home country of Australia.

University Contact

Address:  Wellington Rd, Clayton VIC 3800, Australia

Phone: +61 3 9902 6000

Email: media@monash.edu

Summary

Monash University offers quality education and a simply impressive selection of courses, with state of the art facilities and an incredible support structure for work during study, there are next to no cons when it comes to the student experience at Monash, any domestic student should research about it before committing to an institution, and anybody who ultimately joins it can expect a shining future.