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TimeSession
8.30amRegistration
Faculty displays allow attendees to collect extra information.
9.00amWelcome
9.05amOverview of the Monash Course Portfolio 2015 and beyond
Professor Edwina Cornish, Provost and Senior Vice‑President

Understanding that not all people want to take the same path, Monash offers a suite of courses designed to provide clear and efficient pathways to employment and postgraduate study, while continuing to provide students the opportunity to study as broadly or as focused as they wish.

The Provost, Professor Cornish will outline how the Monash University course offer is evolving to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our students and will also demonstrate how to explain the benefits to prospective students. This includes the re-accreditation of all of our four year programs to meet honours level accreditation, which provides graduates with additional benefits.
9.50amPathways to MBBS at Monash
Mrs Julie Baxter, Student Recruitment Manager, MBBS programs
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Mrs Baxter will cover the changes to the entry pathways for the graduate entry Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program for 2017 and beyond. These changes impact current secondary students selecting their undergraduate programs.
10.10amReview of admissions and scholarships for 2013-14
Mr James Marshall, Manager, Admissions

Mr Marshall will provide an overview of:
  • the university-wide selection for 2013-14
  • changes and new courses proposed for 2015
  • the SEAS program and changes for 2015
  • scholarships we have awarded and will award.
10.30amQuestions
10.40amBreak

 

Workshops – Session 1 (30 minutes each)
11.10amWhere can engineering take you?
Dr Kris Ryan, Associate Dean of Education and Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering


Come and hear about the exciting new changes to the common first year course structure in engineering. Where have engineering graduates taken their careers? Where is engineering heading in the next decade or so? What exciting opportunities lay in store for future Monash graduates?

The exponential advances in knowledge, instrumentation, communication, and computational capabilities over the past few years have created mind-boggling possibilities, and engineering students are cutting across traditional disciplinary boundaries in unprecedented ways.

Dr Kris Ryan will talk about how Monash engineering graduates are taking engineering roles to a truly global scale.
11.10amAccess and support for Indigenous Australian students at Monash University
Kristel Keleher, Indigenous Student Recruitment Officer
Helen Fletcher-Kennedy, Director, Indigenous Engagement
Yulendj Indigenous Engagement Unit


Find out what opportunities and support are available for Indigenous students. Learn about outreach programs, upcoming events, and pathways available at Monash.
11.10amArchitecture at MADA (Monash Art Design and Architecture) – Design-Make Studio creates real-life experiences for our students
Dr Diego Ramirez-Lovering, Head, Department of Architecture
Anna Margin, fifth-year architecture student
Monash Art Design and Architecture


In the Design-Make Studio, architecture students work with a visiting architect to design and build a public structure. During their time in the studio, as their design becomes a full-scale structure, students learn from international professionals, explore physical materials, and discover more about engineering and construction issues. Design-Make students also learn how design thinking can benefit communities by addressing local issues, from flooding to bush fire devastation.
11.10amThe paramedic – the first vital link in the health care chain
Peter Jurkovsky, Head of Undergraduate Programs, DCEHPP
Laura Wirth, third-year emergency health student
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


The session will outline the paramedic's changing and expanding role in today's healthcare system. You'll also learn about the Bachelor of Emergency Health and Monash's unique offering that enhances student's capacity to perform the job and shapes their future as a health professional.

 

Workshops – Session 2 (30 minutes each)
11.50amWhat is actuarial studies?
Dr Colin O'Hare, Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Studies
Current students
Faculty of Business and Economics


Find out more about actuarial studies, the careers it leads to, and the benefits of internships and studying abroad. Gain an insight from current students who are studying actuarial studies.
11.50amGlobal health careers with impact
Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Our graduates have the power to change and save lives. Whether they're pharmacists making sure patients use their medicines safely and effectively, or pharmaceutical scientists designing and developing new medications and products for illnesses, their work contributes to the health and wellbeing of entire communities.

Hear from our most inspiring researchers and pharmacy practitioners and interact with the people who are making an impact on some of the biggest world health problems.
11.50amMind the gap: Why choose a Monash mobility program over a gap year?
Sarah Argles, Promotions and Outreach Coordinator, Monash Abroad
Karinna Saxby, current student in engineering and science


Growing up in a globalised world, Generation G is actively engaged with mobility, connectivity and international perspectives. Consequently, taking a gap year and traveling after high school is becoming increasingly popular. International experiences are perceived to be not only important for maturity and development, but can enhance interpersonal and communication skills.

A study abroad program, however, can offer all of these benefits while enhancing career prospects and the overall university experience. Given the emphasis placed on 'going walkabout', this session will outline why a Monash overseas program could be promoted as an alternative to taking a gap year post-secondary studies.
11.50amMonash launches new education degrees in 2015
Faculty of Education

Attend this session to find out more about the newly developed Bachelor of Education (Honours) course. This four-year course prepares students for a career as an educator in the early childhood sector, primary schools, secondary schools or a combination. The Bachelor of Education (Honours) offers eight specialisations, which allow students to focus their studies.

This session will outline the course content, structure, entry requirements and double degree options.

You'll also find out more about the exciting professional experience opportunities, including in the Cook Islands, Malaysia, South Africa and Italy.
11.50amLaw, a foundation for the future
(Repeated session, also available in Workshop 3)
Lorna Walsh, Manager, Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Law


The new Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree will be available from 2015.

The Faculty of Law has undertaken a major curriculum review of the Bachelor of Laws degree. The review was partly in response to the need for periodic rejuvenation and to align our course with contemporary developments in legal education.

The session will focus on how the new degree will differ from previous versions, the structure of the course, compulsory units, and how three qualifications can now be achieved in a six year period.

 

Workshops – Session 3 (30 minutes each)
12.30pmMonash Science: an experiential experience
Faculty of Science

Discover the new ways of teaching at Monash Science. Substantial resources have created new learning spaces, improved student experiences, and a more hands-on encounter with modern science.
12.30pmThe changing face of journalism
Associate Professor Philip Chubb, Head of Journalism, School of Media, Film and Journalism
A student working in industry
Faculty of Arts


The old newspaper business models are changing under pressure from the digital revolution. But newspapers and journalism are not the same thing. Media are fragmenting, not disappearing. Because the cost barriers to entry are now virtually non-existent, new, smaller digital outlets are popping up. Modern technologies have opened up the scope of what journalists can do, and where they can do it. It is an exciting and entrepreneurial age for journalists. The evidence is in the students themselves, who continue to find work as journalists and in fields where their skills are highly prized.
12.30pmIBL in the Faculty of Information Technology – Industry based learning: New exciting changes for 2014
Ms Chris Gonsalvez, Director of Industry and Community Engagement
Current and graduate students
Faculty of Information Technology


Our Industry Based Learning (IBL) program partners Monash University with leading global and Australian organisations to offer students outstanding placement opportunities and scholarships valued up to $34,000.

This cooperative education program gives students the opportunity to unleash the skills they learned in the classroom on the corporate world.

Find out about our industry placements and chat with industry partners, students, graduates and staff.
12.30pmUpdates and recent changes in commerce, business and economics
Professor Robert Brooks, Deputy Dean of Education
Two current students
Faculty of Business and Economics


The Faculty of Business and Economics has planned a number of developments for 2015 and 2016. Learn more about internships, studying abroad and what we're offering high achieving students. Hear about how we are engaging with industry to develop employable business graduates. Gain an insight from current students who interned as part of their study.
12.30pmLaw, a foundation for the future
(Repeated session, also available in Workshop 2)
Lorna Walsh, Manager, Marketing and Communications
Faculty of Law


The new Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree will be available from 2015.

The Faculty of Law has undertaken a major curriculum review of the Bachelor of Laws degree. The review was partly in response to the need for periodic rejuvenation and to align our course with contemporary developments in legal education.

The session will focus on how the new degree will differ from previous versions, the structure of the course, compulsory units, and how three qualifications can now be achieved in a six year period.
1.00pmLunch with workshop speakers and staff
Exhibition Space, Level One Building H, Caulfield Campus
2.15pmCareers group meetings

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