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: 73,807
(Based on 2016 full-year data)

Female 41,677
Male 32,122
Unspecified 8
Residency status2016
Domestic 44,330
International 19,076
Offshore 10,401
Attendance mode2016
On-campus 61,951
Off-campus 5,351
Multi-modal 6,505
Course type2016
Higher degree research 4,773
Postgraduate coursework 18,075
Undergraduate 50,461
Non-award 498
Enrolments by location2016
Berwick 1,258
Caulfield 18,785
Clayton (including online) 36,665
Malaysia 7,636
Parkville 1,974
Peninsula 3,883
South Africa 2,765

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*2016
Art, Design and Architecture 2,006
Arts 8,189
Business and Economics 20,192
Education 6,223
Engineering 7,577
Information Technology 3,766
Law 3,809
Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences 13,729
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2,312
Science 5,951
Other 53

*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): 17,521 (8,871 FTE)#

#including Malaysia, 818 (780 FTE) and South Africa, 269 (260 FTE) and Department of Education and Training (DoET) non-reportable staff employed in independent operations, 66 (20 FTE).

Female 9,425 (4,394 FTE)
Male 7,009 (3,436 FTE)
Academic 8,109 (3,374 FTE)
General 8,325 (4,457 FTE)

*Breakdowns exclude staff in Malaysia and South Africa.


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