Study options

What can I study?

You can enrol in almost any of the 6000 units (subjects) offered across our five campuses in Australia and Malaysia – as long as you have the necessary academic background and satisfy any pre-requisites.

Regardless of which campus you choose as your intercampus exchange destination, the units you study are globally recognised and accredited by many professional international bodies. For example, our psychology subjects are recognised by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC). If you'd like to study accounting your units are accredited by the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (among others), the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA), and many professional associations in Australia.

Our faculties

While it may make more sense to study subjects in line with your majors and minors back home, you're actually allowed to choose subjects from any Monash faculty – and we have 10 of those to choose from:

So even if you're studying a Bachelor of Science you could try some journalism, maybe a Bachelor of Arts student might like to sample from our many language units, or an Engineering student may have always wanted to have a go at drawing architectural designs. Whatever you'd like to achieve, or try, you can do it with Monash.

Areas of study

Have a look at our areas of study when planning which Monash campus you'd like to attend. Each campus has their own strengths, for example Parkville is all about pharmacy studies, and not everything is offered at every campus – so it's a good idea to check that the subjects you'd like to study are offered at the campus you want to attend.

Student handbooks and unit descriptions

The Monash handbook contains everything you'll need to know about every unit offered at Monash, including:

  • unit code
  • faculty
  • credit points
  • study hours
  • semester(s) offered
  • campus(es) where the units are taught
  • any prerequisites
  • a description of what you'll study
  • assessment requirements.

Monash Course Finder may also be helpful. It's an online database of every degree offered by us, and it's a great tool for searching keyword terms – you can navigate to individual unit details this way. You should be aware that the fee and application information in Course Finder does not apply to exchange and study abroad students.

Other study options

Monash Malaysia Summer School

Monash Malaysia offers a summer school program, which is much like a Faculty Overseas Program, through their School of Business, School of Science and School of Information Technology. But you don't need to be a student of these faculties to apply - any student can apply.

As part of the program you will be eligible for the Malaysia Package for Summer School. Students also receive complimentary Travel Insurance.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – Monash Australia students

If you're a Monash Australia student enrolled in your 2nd or 4th years at an Australian campus you can study for one or two semesters at Monash Malaysia or Johore Bahru Clinical School in Malaysia. Places are limited. For more information contact Jodie Vickers.

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery – Monash Malaysia students

If you're a Monash Malaysia student enrolled in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th years at the Monash Malaysia campus or Johore Bahru Clinical School in Malaysia, you can study for one or two semesters in Australia. Places are limited. For more information contact Jodie Vickers.

If you're a Monash Malaysia student enrolled in your 5th year you can undertake your compulsory clinical rotations in Australia as an intercampus exchange student. Find out more from the Faculty of Medicine.

Bachelor of Pharmacy students – Monash Australia and Monash Malaysia students

If you're studying a Bachelor of Pharmacy you can do a one-semester intercampus exchange between the Malaysian and Parkville campuses (in either direction). You can only go in the second semester of second year or the first semester of third year.

Places are limited and you must have a credit average (60 per cent or above) across all completed units to be considered. See Pharmacy international opportunities for more details and instructions on how to apply.