Monash at a glance

Monash University was established in Melbourne, Australia in 1958.

We are a youthful organisation, enthusiastic, optimistic and accessible. We believe quality education and research can change the world for the better.


We offer a large number of courses across numerous disciplines.

At Monash you can choose from many study options including double degrees, part-time study, off-campus learning and alternative pathways.


Our researchers make highly significant contributions that bring real and positive change to the lives of people all over the world.

Student enrolments

Total student enrolments: 70,071
(Based on 2015 full-year data)

Student enrolments 2015
Total student enrolments 70,071
Gender 2015
Female 39,434
Male 30,637
Residency status 2015
Domestic 43,870
International 26,201
Attendance mode 2015
On-campus 58,681
Off-campus 5,869
Multi-modal 5,521
Course type 2015
Higher degree research 4,822
Postgraduate coursework 16,154
Undergraduate 48,414
Non-award 681
Enrolments by location 2015
Berwick 1,731
Caulfield 17,577
Clayton 33,689
Malaysia 7,114
Parkville 1,883
Peninsula 3,913
South Africa 2,743

Note: The Gippsland campus became part of Federation University Australia on 1 January 2014. Monash ceased making offers to new students, and has made arrangements with Federation University for teaching its continuing students.

Enrolments by faculty* 2015
Art, Design and Architecture 1,852
Arts 8,454
Business and Economics 18,868
Education 5,967
Engineering 6,768
Information Technology 3,458
Law 3,770
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 13,065
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2,125
Science 5,686
Other 58

*The managing faculty is the faculty responsible for managing individual courses. A student enrols through one particular faculty, but multiple teaching faculties may share the load.


Total number of staff (and full-time equivalent): 14,869 (8,423 FTE)#

#Malaysia, 764 (728 FTE) and South Africa, 252 (243 FTE).

Gender 2015
Female 7,850 (4,152)
Male 6,003 (3,301)
Classification 2015
Academic 6,769 (3,146)
General 7,084 (4,307)


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